Ninja is one of the top manufacturers of home blenders in the world.
They offer a wide range of products that make life much easier for families.
With so many people looking to live healthier lives the blender is a must for all kitchens.
Due to its unique blade system, the Ninja is widely thought to be one of the best home blenders on the market.
Unfortunately, just like with any type of small appliance in your kitchen there will likely come a day that you begin having issues with your Ninja blender.
The purpose of this article is to help you identify possible causes of your issues with your Ninja blender and some tips on repairing it yourself.
In our preparation for the article, we did some online research and came across some common causes for problems other people have experienced with their Ninja blender.
Top 5 Common causes for a Ninja Blender not to be working
Blender components are not placed in the proper order after assembly
The Ninja Blender is a unique system that is a combination of components that all work together in order to deliver the best possible result.
Unfortunately, if you happen to stacks the components in the incorrect order it can lead to the blender not to turn on.
So, if you cannot get your blender working and you first determined that it is plugged in, consult your owner manual.
Ninja designed its blender units to extremely safe since there are many moving parts that can cause considerable harm to you if it is not used properly.
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The single most dangerous part of the blender is the unique shape of the blade. All of the tines are extremely sharp and will easily cut you if you are not careful.
If you have experienced an issue that you cannot get your Ninja blender to work you should pull out your owner manual.
While it may seem unnecessary to use your manual to use something as simple as a blender, however, the Ninja is not like every other blender.
Take a look at the step by step instruction in the manual and you will likely find out that you have something out of place.
The pitcher was not locked in to the correct position
Since a blender is a high-speed small appliance and the blades located inside the pitcher are extremely dangerous, safety is paramount.
To this end, manufacturers like Ninja have devised safeguards in order to ensure that the pitcher stays in place during operation.
As part of this safety system, they will normally include some type of safety interlock into the base unit.
By having an interlock built-in you have to have the pitcher locked into the correct position or it will not turn on.
To be sure that you have the pitcher locked in place you should consult your owner manual that came with your Ninja blender.
Inside the owner manual, you should find a section that describes the proper way to use the blender.
This will usually also include pictures to ensure that you are doing it correctly.
After looking at the manual and correcting the problem you should now be able to turn the blender on now.
The lid of the pitcher was not locked tightly in place
The Ninja blender also includes a lid for the pitcher that allows you to put ingredients through it and into the pitcher.
This can lead to possible harm or make a mess if the lid is not on properly and you were to turn the blender on.
This is primarily why the lid of the Ninja blender also has an interlocking system built-in.
If the internal circuitry detects that the lid interlock is not completely set it will cause a flashing light indication on the operator panel of the blender.
If you see this flashing light and are not sure what it is, pull out your owner manual and it will explain what the flashing LED light indicator means.
The owner manual has a visual description of what the lid should look like when you have it in the right position.
The arrows on the lid and pitcher should line up.
If it still does not work, there could be a misalignment will explain that as soon as you correct the issue with the lid interlock you will be able to push the start button and it will start working again
The blades are not turning properly
The blades that are located at the bottom on the pitcher are the key to the proper operation of the Ninja blender.
It is the specially designed blades that make it such a powerful blender. However, if you notice that your drink in not as smooth as it should be.
It is possible that the blades may not be turning properly.
If you suspect that might be the problem it could be caused by a jam inside the base unit.
Inside the base unit is a rubber connector that helps to couple the removable pitcher to rotating part inside the base that is connected to the motor.
The repair this you will need to unplug the based unit from the electrical outlet.
After you did that using a screwdriver you remove the screws hold the bottom cover and access the inside.
Gain access to the internal drive assembly and see if there might be some debris that is blocking the shaft from turning.
Once you are able to get the shaft turning properly, you can put everything back together and test it.
The power light on the blender is not lit
While this may seem like a simple problem to figure out, however, it can be more complex.
If you try to use your Ninja blender and there is no power indicator light on you should always check the obvious thing first, is it plugged in?
If the answer is yes, then you need to do a little more investigating.
Check the electrical breaker that feeds the kitchen outlets.
If the breaker was not off or tripped, then you should check the outlet with a multimeter to ensure that the outlet is working.
Once you have found out that it is likely that the problem is inside the blender.
You need to open the bottom cover and gain access to the inside of the blender.
The first thing you want to check is the fuse to see if it is blown.
A blown fuse will prevent the electric current from flowing into the blender via the power cord when it is plugged into the outlet.
Using a multimeter you can easily check the condition of the fuse.
If it is bad, you can get a replacement from a number of places or you can go online to the manufacturer’s website to get one.
Once you replace the fuse, close the cover and put the screws back in and test.