Magic Chef Refrigerator Leaking [Solution]

If you have a Magic Chef mini fridge that suddenly sprung a leak then read this article. Because we will discuss ways to fix the problem of your Magic Chef refrigerator leaking. We also discuss how to stop leaks in your Magic Chef wine cooler and portable ice maker.

Magic Chef Mini-Fridge (4.3 Cubic Feet)Magic Chef Mini Fridge Leaking – What to Check

The following are the most common parts that when faulty can result in your mini-fridge leaking. How to solve the problem posed by these parts is the major focus of this section.

1. Drain Pan

The drain pan is located at the back bottom of your unit. It has the sole purpose of collecting condensed water. The pan can be the reason your Magic Chef refrigerator is leaking if it is damaged, or the fridge is not leveled.

To inspect the pan, adjust the fridge so that the back is accessible and take off the back access panel if present. Locate the drain pan. Take it out and properly inspect it for crack, rust, or any sort of damage. The drain pan should be replaced if it is cracked or damaged.

If the pan is not damaged but is the source of the leak then your unit is not properly leveled. Use a carpenter’s level to confirm it and do the following to level the fridge:

Step 1: Remove the screw holding the kick plate at the bottom of the refrigerator and take it out. If your model does not have a kick plate, skip this step.

Step 2: The leveling legs will be visible with the kick plate removed. Turn the leveling legs clockwise to raise them and counterclockwise to lower them.

Step 3: Finally, use the level to confirm that the refrigerator is properly leveled. And then put the kick plate back on.

2. Drain Tube

The drain tube is also located at the back of the unit. It takes the condensed water to the drain pan. The tube can get clogged with food particles and other debris.

When this happens, water will overflow and drip out of the tube. Locate the tube entrance and push a plumbing snake into the hole to pull out the clog. Flush hot water down the drain to completely clean it. This should stop your Magic Chef refrigerator from leaking if a clogged tube was the problem.

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3. Door Gasket

The door gasket keeps moisture out of the fridge by making sure it seals off completely at all times. When the gasket gets dirty or worn-out, it will no longer seal off properly. And this will result in excess condensation that will now spill out the fridge or cause it to leak inside.

The gasket has to be replaced if it is worn-out. Luckily, replacing the gasket is so easy that you can DIY, simply do the following:

Step 1: Open the refrigerator door and use a putty knife or a flat-head screwdriver to pry off the top corner of the door seal.

Step 2: Pull off the already removed top corner to remove the gasket completely. Check the track and ensure there is no debris or remnant of the gasket on it.

Step 3: Place the new gasket on the track, ensure the gasket is compatible with your refrigerator. Pin the little plastic dot on each corner of the gasket to the refrigerator’s track.

Step 4: Work your way around the track and clip the gasket firmly to the track. Double-check your work and ensure the gasket does not have any bumps or folds.

You can clean the gasket with any of these methods if it is dirty:

i. With alcohol, gauze, and a card. Dip the gauze into a bowl of alcohol. Then, place the gauze on the card, put the card in between the gasket. Swipe the card around the gasket to clean it.

ii. With a toothbrush and toothpaste. Put the paste on the brush and scrub the gasket using the brush and paste.

iii. Remove and Clean the Gasket. Follow the steps to remove the gasket and then clean the track and gasket using a dishcloth and mild detergent. Afterward, put the gasket back on the track.

This video is a visual illustration of how to clean your door gasket with these methods

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Magic Chef Wine Cooler Leaking Water – Why and Possible Solutions

A leaking Magic Chef wine cooler is often due to excess condensation in the unit. Condensation is formed when warm air enters the cooler. When this happens, the condensation will now spill out of any opening or crack in the cooler. The following are the possible solutions to this problem:

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1. Check the Door Gasket

The door gasket prevents warm air that causes condensation from entering the wine cooler. Inspect the gasket and if it is worn-out have it replaced.

A section of this article discusses how to replace the door gasket of a Magic Chef mini-fridge. You may follow the same instructions to replace the door gasket of your wine cooler.

2. Avoid Opening the Cooler too Often

Each time you open the cooler door, warm air goes into the cooler. Opening the cooler too often will result in warm air continuously entering the cooler. And result in the cooler leaking.

You may find restricting the number of times you open the cooler frustrating. However, after a while, you will see just how good it has been for the cooler.

3. Check the Wine Cooler for Air Leaks

If the wine cooler has air leaks, then water will begin to spill out. Check the cooler for cracks, leaks, or any form of damage. If any is found, then call a service technician to see anything that can be done to fix the cooler.

However, if you have been using the cooler for a long, you may consider replacing it.

4. Clean the Drain Pipe

The drain pipe can become clogged and prevent excessive condensation from going out of the cooler.

Before you call a plumber or service technician, you may try out the following to unclog the pipe:

i. Locate the drain pipe and remove it from the wine cooler.

ii. Use a drain cleaning tool or a plumber snake to push out the clog.

iii. Afterward, spray a bit of baking soda down the drain.

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iv. Finally, use a turkey baster or syringe to flush down about two cups of water down the drain.

v. If water flows through without resistance, then the clog is gone. Reattach the pipe back to the cooler.

Also, check to see if the pipe is directed towards the condensation tray. If it is not, the water coming out of it will spill out of the cooler. So, turn it so it is directed to the tray.

5. Replace or Reinstall the Condensation Tray

The condensation tray sits on the compressor. If the tray gets damaged it will cause water to leak beneath the wine cooler. Remove the tray by sliding it forward and inspect it.

If the tray is damaged, then it should be replaced to solve the problem.

6. Check and Set the Cooler’s Temperature

The recommended temperature of the wine cooler is between 45-64 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature is set anywhere above this it will cause a heavy build-up of condensation.

Check the temperature of the cooler with a refrigerator thermometer and set it at an appropriate temperature.

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Call a repair technician if the wine cooler keeps leaking after you may have tried all of the above.

Magic Chef Portable Ice Maker Leaking Water – What to Do

If your Magic Chef portable ice maker is leaking, then check the inlet pipe. If the pipe is the origin of the leak then it has to be replaced. Doing this may prove a bit difficult.

Therefore, we advise that you call a repair technician for the repair. If the portable ice maker has been in use for a long time then replacing it may be more cost-effective.

Finally, your Magic Chef refrigerator, ice maker, or wine cooler should stop leaking water after you do the solutions in this article. However, if the problem persists, we advise that you call a repair technician.


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