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Magic Chef Countertop Dishwasher MCSCD3W Manual

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Magic Chef Countertop Dishwasher User Manual


Thank you for purchasing a Magic Chef® product. The first step to protect your new product is to complete the product registration on our website:
www.mcappliance.com/register. The benefits of registering your product include the following:

  1.  Registering your product will allow us to contact you regarding a safety notification or product update.
  2. Registering your product will allow for more efficient warranty service processing if warranty service is required.
  3. Registering your product could act as your proof of purchase in the event of insurance loss.
    Once again, thank you for purchasing a Magic Chef product.


This manual contains Safety Instructions, Installation and Operating Instructions, and Troubleshooting Tips. Please carefully read this manual before using your
Dishwasher for instructions on how to use and maintain the product properly. Be sure to follow the safety instructions to avoid injury or damage to the product.
Keep this manual. When passing on/selling the device to a third party, the manual must be handed over along with the device.
Before calling for service, please make sure unit is installed and being used correctly, and read the troubleshooting section.
WARNING: When using your appliance, follow the precautions listed below:
NOTE: Specifications may change at any time without notice.

  1. Read all instructions.
  2. This appliance is for household use only. It is not intended for commercial applications.
  3. The appliance is intended for indoor use only. DO NOT use outdoors.
  4. Use only for intended purpose.
  5. DO NOT operate your dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are properly in place.
  6. DO NOT tamper with the control panel or display.
  7. Remove the door to the washing compartment when removing an old dishwasher from service or discarding it.
  8. The appliance must be plugged into a properly installed and grounded outlet that meets the voltage requirements listed on the ratings label.
  9. ALWAYS place unit on a level, stable, heat resistant surface that can properly support the weight of the appliance. DO NOT use on carpet, vinyl, cloth, etc. and DO NOT move  during operation.
  10. The unit must be placed in a space with good ventilation. This product is intended to be used freestanding, DO NOT place it in a cabinet. DO NOT cover or block the steam exhaust vent to avoid overheating.
  11. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot-water system that has not been used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot-water
    system has not been used for such a period, before using the dishwasher turn on all hot-water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any
    accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
  12. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS–This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an
    appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
  13.  DO NOT put any object on top of the appliance and do not insert any objects (such as pins or wire) into the steam exhaust vent or any openings of the appliance.
  14. Place the appliance in a well-ventilated and dry place, away from any kind of corrosive gas, fire sources, high temperatures, strong electromagnetic fields, steam, or humidity.
  15. Only fill the water tank with 50°F – 68°F (10°C – 20°C) water (slightly below room temperature).
  16. Use only detergents made for use in dishwashers.
  17. Keep children away from detergents. Detergents may cause chemical burns in mouth, throat or eyes or and result in suffocation. If detergent accidentally gets into eyes, rinse
    immediately with water and seek medical treatment promptly.
  18. DO NOT touch the heating element during or immediately after operation.
  19. DO NOT operate the dishwasher unless the door is properly in place.
  20. DO NOT abuse, sit or stand on the door, body, or racks of the appliance. DO NOT apply pressure to the door of the unit to avoid tipping it.
  21. DO NOT allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the appliance.
  22.  The appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, if they have given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
  23. DO NOT add any type of solvent to the dishwasher.
  24. DO NOT open the door while the program is still running. There is a risk of hot water spraying out of the appliance.
  25. Use caution and keep children away from dishwasher when opening the door, as remaining water in the washing chamber may contain detergent residue.
  26. Avoid damaging the door gasket of the dishwasher. Doing so can lead to leaks and potential shock hazard.
  27. If the door cannot be properly closed or is damaged in any way, DO NOT use the appliance. Contact customer service for assistance.
  28. ALWAYS turn off and remove the plug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow unit to cool down before cleaning, moving or servicing.
  29. It is not recommended to put sharp knives and objects in the dishwasher. If necessary, knives and other utensils with sharp points must be placed in the cutlery rack pointing
    downwards to avoid cut-type injuries or damage to the unit. DO NOT allow sharp points or tips to extend far beyond the bottom of the cutlery rack.
  30. Only wash items that are designated as ‘Dishwasher Safe’.
  31. To prevent injury or damage to the unit caused by it tipping over, DO NOT overload the unit.
  32. DO NOT use the dishwasher to clean or dry items other than dishes, unless rinsing fruits/vegetables using that cycle.
  33. DO NOT store flammable materials in, on, or near the appliance
  34. The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote-control system.
  35. CAUTION: Appliance can be very hot during or after operation. DO NOT touch until the unit has cooled down to avoid injury.
  36. DO NOT immerse the appliance or power cord into water or any other liquids. DO NOT plug in unit if power cord is wet or with wet hands to avoid electric shock injury and/ or damage to the unit.
  37. DO NOT modify or cut the power cord and DO NOT operate any appliance that has a damaged cord or plug; or if the unit is damaged or malfunctions in any way. Contact customer service or a service technician.
  38. DO NOT let the cord hang over edge of table or counter. ALWAYS keep cord away from hot surfaces or items.
  39. DO NOT unplug your appliance by pulling on the power cord. ALWAYS grasp the plug firmly and pull it straight out from the outlet.
    DO NOT run cord under carpeting, throw rugs, runners, or similar coverings. DO NOT route cord under furniture, appliances, or any heavy object. Place the cord where it will not be tripped over.
  40. ALWAYS unplug the appliance when it is not in use.




Remove all packing materials from the appliance. If there is a protective plastic film on the door or control panel, be sure to remove that. Examine the entire unit for any
damage and verify that all parts and accessories are present. Rinse the spray arm, the baskets, and the filters (fine, coarse and micro) with water and wipe off the unit with a
soft dry cloth. Place the dishwasher on a flat, level surface sturdy enough to support the unit and close enough to the sink and an electrical outlet for the power cord and
drain hose to reach.
Install the flat fine filter and cylinder filter in the bottom of the inside of the dishwasher (The cylinder filter is comprised of coarse filter and micro filter, which can be
separated by turning counter-clockwise). Turn the cylinder filter clockwise to lock in place. (Fig. 3) Attach the spray arm to the dishwasher by pushing firmly into place until
you hear a click. Make sure it is secure and can still rotate freely. (Fig. 4)

Place the folding rack and the top rack, or the fruit/vegetable washing basket, into the dishwasher, and connect the supplied drainage hose to the water outlet hole at the back of the appliance. ALWAYS be sure push the drain hose in place correctly and the connection is secure (Fig. 5). Place the drainage hose in the sink and attach with the suction
cup. The drainage hose should be kept facing downward. If the hose is a pointing upward, the maximum acceptable height is 6” (15cm) from the bottom of dishwasher.

Be sure to keep the sink clean and do not immerse the drainage hose in water to prevent sewage flowing back.
NOTE: There may be some residual moisture in the unit due to factory testing to ensure proper functioning. If this is the case, wipe the interior dry with a soft cloth.



Be sure that the dishwasher is sitting on a surface that will not be affected by the weight of it, close to the sink with the drain hose properly connected and set to drain. The
power cord should be able to reach an outlet. Plug in the dishwasher and it will beep and come on in Standby mode with just the Power button lit.
Rinse the dishes to be washed to get rid of any leftover food still on them. Open the door and pull out the racks. Load dishes so the soiled side is angled towards the spray
arm at the bottom of the unit, and avoid having items touching each other to prevent noises and possible damage during the washing cycle. If necessary, the top rack can be
removed to accommodate larger items in the dishwasher by gently lifting the front while pulling it straight out.
Cutlery should be placed in the cutlery rack that slides out near the top of the cavity. Be sure that any sharp edges and points are facing down to prevent being injured.
NOTE: ALWAYS make sure items are dishwasher safe before putting in the unit. Items washed in it that are not dishwasher safe could become damaged, as well as the
dishwasher itself.
The official capacity certified by the regulatory body(DOE) is 2 full Place Settings and a full assortment of Serving Pieces with the sliding Top Rack removed and all cutlery
and utensils loaded in the Utensil Baskets in the Main Rack.
Alternatively, depending on the size of the dishes, 3 Place Settings without the full assortment of Serving Pieces can be loaded, also by removing the Top Rack and loading
all pieces into the Main Rack.


Before shutting the door, add detergent to the Detergent Holder. You can use powder, liquid, gel or pods. Press the (Power) button and the unit will come on in
Operation Mode. Open the tank lid on the top of the dishwasher and pour in 5000 ml (5 liters) of water into the water tank. The included pitcher is 2000 ml, so it will take
2-1/2 pitchers to fill the reservoir. The refill light will shut off when full.
Select the desired function using the Wash Mode buttons, and then push the (Start/Pause) button. If the is not pressed, the unit will start the wash cycle
automatically after 10 seconds.
NOTE: If no buttons are pressed after the power is turned on, the unit will automatically go back to Standby mode after 2 minutes.
For faster and more efficient drying, open door slightly after washing dishes.

CAUTION: Be careful to avoid steam when door is opened.


Regular inspection and maintenance will help to prevent malfunction. It is recommended to check and maintain the following items.
Clean door gasket with a damp cloth regularly. Never use a steam cleaner to clean the dishwasher. We are not liable for any consequential damage if steam cleaner is used. Regularly wipe the
door and control panel with a damp cloth. Do not use sponges or materials with a rough surfaces or abrasive detergents, as these could scratch the surfaces.
Remove any larger food particles trapped in the filters after each wash cycle by rinsing the filters under running water. Remove the coarse and fine filter from the flat filter by turning the
assembly counter-clockwise, and separate them by also turning counter-clockwise. Rinse under running water until any food particles are removed, then reassemble and let dry. There is also a
screen filter on the water fill hole under the tank lid that can be twisted counter-clockwise to remove for periodic cleaning under running water. NOTE: The entire filter assembly should be
cleaned at least once a week.
NOTE: The entire filter assembly should be cleaned at least once.
WARNING: Never run the dishwasher without the filters in place.
Check if the spray arm has deposits of grease and lime scale. Lime scale, grease and dirt in the rinsing water can block the nozzles or prevent the bearing assemblies of the spray arm from
working properly. Check the outlet nozzles on the spray arm regularly. To clean, lift the spray arm upwards to detach from the dishwasher and clean it under running water. Replace in the
dishwasher after cleaning and lock the spray arm into position.
If needed, add dishwasher detergent and start the [Heavy wash] mode in an empty chamber.
Larger food remnants which are not filtered out by the filtration system may block the waste water pump. Rinsing water will not be pumped out and result in a blockage. If this happens, turn off the unit and disconnect the appliance from the power supply. Remove all the filters and remnants. Remove any water from inside the dishwasher and check and clean the filters.


  1. NEVER use chlorinated household detergents. Doing so can pose a health hazard.
  2. ALWAYS unplug the appliance and let it cool down completely before cleaning.
  3. Keep the body and door window clean. Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the door window as they can scratch the surface, which may
    result in shattering of the glass.
    CAUTION: DO NOT allow water to penetrate any gaps in the body of the unit or the steam exhaust vent when cleaning the appliance.
  4. If the control panel gets wet, wipe it dry with a soft and dry cloth. DO NOT use coarse materials or abrasive cleaners to clean the control panel. When cleaning the
    control panel, open the door to prevent the appliance from accidentally turning on.
  5. DO NOT use poisonous or corrosive detergents to clean the appliance.
  6. Dry all parts thoroughly before connecting the dishwasher to an electrical outlet.
  7. Allow the appliance to cool down completely and clean it before storing. Place the unit in a box and store in a cool, dry location.
  8. DO NOT wrap the power cord tightly around the appliance or put any pressure on the power cord when storage to avoid damaging the power cord.



MC Appliance Corporation warrants each new dishwasher to be free from defects in material and workmanship, and agrees to remedy any such defect or to furnish
a new part(s), at the company’s option, for any part(s) of the unit that have failed during the warranty period. Parts and labor expenses are covered on this unit for a
period of one year from the date of purchase. A copy of the dated sales receipt or invoice is required to receive warranty service by an authorized service agent.
This warranty covers appliances in use within the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. This warranty does not cover the following:

  • Damages due to shipping damage or improper installation or electrical connections.
  • Damages due to misuse or abuse.
  • Content losses due to failure of the unit.
  • Inside components such as door panels, shelves, racks, etc.
  • Repairs performed by unauthorized service agents.
  • Service calls that do not involve defects in material and workmanship such as instructions on proper use of the product and door reversal or improper installation.
  • Replacement or resetting of house fuses or circuit breakers.
  • Failure of this product if used for other purposes than its intended purpose.
  • Disposal costs for failed unit not returned to our factory.
  • Any delivery/installation costs incurred as the result of a unit that fails to perform as specified.
  • Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your appliance is located in a remote area where service by an authorized service technician is not available.
  • The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions.
  • Refunds for non-repairable products are limited to the price paid for the unit per the sales receipt.

Limitations of Remedies and Exclusions:

Product repair in accordance with the terms herein, is your sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty. Any and all implied warranties including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are hereby limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. MC Appliance Corporation is not liable
for incidental or consequential damages and no representative or person is authorized to assume for us any other liability in connection with the sale of this product. Under no circumstances is the consumer permitted to return this unit to the factory without the prior written consent of MC Appliance Corporation. Some states prohibit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on implied warranties. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Model Parts & Labor Type of Service
MCSCD3W One Year Carry-In
For Service or Assistance please call 888-775-0202 or visit us on the web at www.mcappliance.com to request warranty service or order parts.

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