Ninja Blender Has Blinking RED Light And Will Not Turn On

My new Ninja blender will flash the red power button. The controls do not work. The red light blinks on and off. It is plugged in correctly and the lid is locked down. I have tried pressing the other buttons and nothing works. Is there something I am missing? Please help.

Ninja Blender Flashing Red LightNinja Blender Flashing Red Light – How To Fix

FAST ANSWER: ALIGN THE 2 WHITE ARROWS = Align the small arrow on the handle of the Ninja to align with the arrow on the lid.

The Ninja blender needs the LID to be aligned correctly with the HANDLE for the blender to work properly. Look at the lid on your Ninja blender, there is a small white arrow on one corner. Look at the handle on the Ninja blender, there is a small white arrow on the handle. In order for the Ninja blender to work properly, YOU NEED TO HAVE THE 2 ARROWS ALIGNED and pointing towards each other. If the 2 arrows are not aligned, the Ninja blender will flash the red light and not start or respond when pressing any of the buttons. To get the light to be STEADY, you simply have to readjust the lid to align the 2 white arrows.

Ninja Blender Lid - Arrows On Lid And HandleNinja Blender Lid – Arrows On Lid And Handle

You may also run into an issue if the lid is not locked down all the way. In this case the power button will continuously flash red and will not start. The lid needs to be locked by moving the handle on the lid in the DOWN position and properly locked. If you have the lid locked and the red light is still flashing, you most likely do not have the 2 arrows aligned properly.

If the pin on the lid does not go down far enough to depress the switch, then the lid is not on correctly. Resposition it so the arrows are aligned and the lid is able to lock properly.

Another issue could be that the the pitcher of the blender is NOT properly fitted on the base of the blender. The Ninja pitcher can fit onto the base in all 4 positions. If you find that it is hard to rotate the pitcher and get it into the locked position, then it is not properly on the blender. The Ninja pitcher should be able to rotate on the base very easily if you have it on correctly.

Pitcher On Ninja Blender Needs To Face You To LockPitcher On Ninja Blender Needs To Face You To Lock

The Ninja pitcher needs to be locked on with the front of the pitcher facing you. The pitcher needs to be locked down on the blender base as seen in the pictures. If you put the pitcher on backwards it will not work.

To open the ninja blender:
Press the power button to turn the blender off. Press the rectangle shaped button on the top of the lid. Then lift up on the handle attached to the lid and the lid will come off.

How TO Open Ninja Blender LIDHow TO Open Ninja Blender LID?

Here is the Official website for Ninja Blenders to assist you further.

Did this help you to get your Ninja Blender working? If not please leave a question below and we can assist with your issue.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Doris M Ross March 15, 2019 at 9:04 pm

My Ninja blender is plugged in and a steady red light comes on (not blinking),.
3 small white lines are displayed and nothing happens.
I can’t find the directions.
Is there a button to turn it on?
How does it start?


2 ALLEN VETTER - DIY Repair Assistant March 18, 2019 at 9:57 pm

Doris M Ross,
Since there are many different types of Ninja blenders, can you look at the bottom of the blender and give us the model number?
Once we have the model number we can help you to solve your blender issue.


3 Janina O'Brien January 21, 2018 at 4:52 am

I followed your simple directions—and it worked perfectly! Thanks.


4 Traci January 4, 2018 at 2:07 am

I have a Ninja Blender Pro Duo- was expensive but worth it until the flashing red light appeared. Lid is locked, arrows line up, jug is locked in and nothing. We didnt have it long before it broke. Wish I knew before we bought it.


5 Connie Clyburn July 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm

I’ve had my reconditioned Ninja for a few years, but couldn’t get it to work. (I lost the receipt and the time to return it expired) We tried everything and I found this page just today. After trying all the suggestions, it still didn’t work. This one has two blender pitchers and my husband noticed the lids wouldn’t lock down completely with the pitchers on the base — even with everything lined up. Long story shortened – we realized the lids had been switched. The lid for the small pitcher won’t work on the large one and vice versa. Once we figured that out, it works great! Yay!


6 Mytris Love June 27, 2017 at 4:31 am

I too have done every thing you say I have checked the arrows and they are aligned the base is locked too. I have only had mines a little over a year. Is there something else I can try.


7 Vivian Martinez May 21, 2017 at 12:00 am

When I plug in my ninja blender the red flashing lights comes on right away. I have checked the arrows are aligned,the base is locked. What else is possibly going on? Please help.I have had it for 3 years & I don’t use it that much. It was working a week ago. Thank you.


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