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