How To Reset A Magic Chef Fridge (the easy way)

Magic Chef makes many smaller appliances like microwaves, dishwashers, washer/dryers, refrigerators and mini fridges. If you own a Magic Chef fridge and you want to reset it for any reason this is the article for you. 

The  Magic Chef brand has recently changed hands after first being bought out by Maytag a few years ago, and then Maytag being bought out by Whirlpool recently, which makes Magic Chef a subsidiary of the Whirlpool brand. However, The Magic Chef part of the company is currently controlled by the MC Appliance Corporation who market products branded Magic Chef and Ewave.

Whirlpool Markets Magic Chef, Ewave and some appliances sold under the Private label brand, under the Estate Appliances brand. So if you’re searching for Magic Chef and you can’t find any, try searching under Estate Appliances where you will find the Magic Chef range.

How To Reset A Magic Chef Fridge

How To Reset A Magic Chef Fridge

To reset a Magic Chef fridge follow these easy steps.

  1. Remove The power Supply
    Unplug your Magic Chef fridge from the power supply or switch the circuit breaker off.
  2. Allow All Electrical Power To Dissipate
    To ensure all of the electric current has dissipated from your Magic Chef fridge, leave it disconnected from the power supply for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Reconnect Power Supply
    Once you reconnect the power supply, you have successfully reset your Magic Chef fridge.

Do Magic Chef Fridges Have Reset Buttons?

Magic Chef fridges don’t have a specific reset button, but it’s simple to reset a Magic Chef fridge. Just remove it from its power supply for 10 to 15 minutes and then reconnect it. Your Magic Chef refrigerator is now reset.

Why Would You Need To Reset Your Magic Chef Refrigerator?

All refrigerators need resetting from time to time to keep them operating correctly. Reasons include;

  • Food starts to freeze in the fridge
  • Food perishes faster than it should (before expiry dates)
  • Randomly changing temperatures
  • Water drops form on the door and side walls of the fridge
  • The fridge has become far noisier when running than it previously did.
  • The compressor is running constantly

If your Magic Chef refrigerator is fairly new, and has no visible damage, a reset could be all it needs to resolve any of the problems above.

How To Reset A Magic Chef Refrigerator Ice Maker

To reset the ice maker on a Magic Chef refrigerator simply press the power button, which will light up the power indicator light. Ice makers on Magic Chef fridges turn themselves off after each cycle so it’s important to reset them every time you want to use them. 

Allow at least 3 to 5 minutes after use before attempting to reuse the ice maker. They need time for the refrigerant to settle before a new cycle can begin.

The Correct Way To Clean The Ice Maker On A Magic Chef Fridge

To correctly clean the ice maker on a Magic Chef fridge, remove the ice bucket and then turn the drainage cap clockwise to drain the water from the ice maker. Then clean the inside and outside of the ice maker using  warm soapy water and a soft cloth.

Once the ice maker has been washed, use another soft cloth to thoroughly dry all surfaces. Then replace the drainage cap to its original position and replace the ice bucket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a reset button on a Magic Chef fridge?

There is no dedicated reset button on a Magic Chef fridge, but they are simple to reset. Just remove the fridge from the power supply and leave for around 15 minutes. Once you reconnect the power, your fridge has reset.

Which company currently owns Magic Chef?

After being bought out by Maytag some years ago, the Magic Chef brand is currently owned by Whirlpool after they bought out Maytag.

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