To repair a Magic Chef dishwasher, you must first identify the exact problem, and then clean or replace the affected component. Common problems with Magic Chef dishwashers include power supply issues, clogged garbage disposers, defective water inlet valves and broken door hinges.
If a Magic Chef dishwasher doesn't drain, first check whether the garbage disposer, drain valve and drain hose are clogged and clean them out if necessary. Examine the drain solenoid kit and drain impeller. The drain impeller pushes water out of the dishwasher, and the drain solenoid kit opens a flap to allow water to drain. If any of these parts are worn out, replace accordingly.
If the dishwasher is leaking, any of the wash arm assemblies might be broken. Replace a broken wash arm assembly, and if the problem continues, inspect the water inlet valve and the door seal. Defective water inlet valves or door seals are irreparable and can only be replaced.
If a Magic Chef dishwasher doesn't work, first confirm that the appliance is turned on and that the power cord is plugged into a functioning electrical outlet. Reset tripped circuit breakers, and replace any blown fuses. If the problem persists, inspect the touchpad and the control panel. If the touchpad is faulty, the control board might not receive signals for selections made. Consider replacing both the touchpad and control panel to resolve the issue.