Why Is My Ninja Blender Single Serve Not Working?

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Everyone loves Ninja Blenders. But sometimes we have issues with our blenders when making delicious smoothies or juices at home!

So I’m going to share some solutions for how to fix a single serving Ninja blender that isn’t working and hopefully these tips will help you out 🙂

Why Is My Ninja Single-Serve Not Working?

There can be several reasons why your Ninja blender is not working. Don’t worry though; there are always solutions to fix these problems!

If you’re frustrated with your blender, this article will help you out :).

11 Reasons Why Your Ninja Single Serve Blender Is Not Working And How To Fix It

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1. Make Sure The Blade Is Locked In Properly

The first step I would suggest you try is to make sure that the blade assembly has popped all the way up and that it’s turned clockwise as far as it can go (if you have a smart system blender).

Generally, if you’re struggling to get your beverage out of your Ninja, this will be an issue! (You should hear and feel a click when you do this to ensure it’s locked in properly).

After you’ve done that, double-check to make sure the blade arm is all the way up or in the lock position (usually turned clockwise so that it will not move).

2. Use The Max Fill Line On Your Pitcher

If you are making a single serving smoothie using your Nutri Ninja Pro, or any other; If you’re having issues with getting your smoothies out of the machine, please first check to see if you’re using more than half of the capacity indicated on your pitcher.

For example, my Nutri Ninja Pro has a maximum fill line inside my cup which is half of the cup.

So if I’m not following this, it can cause my machine to strain a lot and may take longer for my smoothies to blend!

3. Not Enough Liquid In Your Recipe Will Also Cause Blending Issues

For example, this morning I made an apple smoothie for myself with some green tea and ice cubes but forgot to add any liquid.

When I tried making it with just those ingredients, my Ninja was struggling to blend because there wasn’t enough liquid (a high wattage blender only works properly when there is enough liquid).

Please make sure you’re using the max fill line provided by your pitcher or at least a cup of water/liquid when making a single serving so that your machine can work its best.

4. Try Using Different Liquids

If you haven’t yet, try using different liquids to see if that fixes your single-serving Ninja issue.

I have found that my blender works best with things like tea and water (versus a juice or something thicker).

5. Clean The Ninja Blades

If you’ve already checked all of the above but STILL are having issues with your Ninja Blender, then you may need to clean out your blade assembly!

The bottom line is that as you use it more often, there will be residue left over from certain foods we blend such as spinach or kale even after washing it out thoroughly which can also cause blending issues/problems even when using the maximum fill line.

6. Clean The Pitcher

It’s very important to clean your pitcher after each use as well. This will prevent residue from getting into your blended beverages and creating a chemical taste or smell.

If you notice that even after cleaning with warm water there is still a lingering chemical smell (like plastic), then this may be due to the blade assembly locking mechanism being faulty if it puts off this smell thanks to some residue that got stuck in between the blades themselves.

Please make sure you try all of these steps before returning your Ninja single-serve blender!

7. Proper Electric Connection

If you checked each of the points above and still have a broken machine, please check to make sure your Ninja single-serve blender is plugged in properly and that it’s receiving power.

This is important because sometimes the cord itself can get faulty or lose its connection on one end (which will cause no power to the machine). So just double-check/make sure all wires are intact and give it a try!

8. Correctly Assemble All The Parts

This also includes making sure the blades are locked in place properly as well as placing the blade assembly onto the pitcher so it locks into each other.

9. User Error When Blending Ingredients At High Speed For More Than 60 Seconds

When you are trying to make your drink last longer by blending at high speed, this might cause too much friction between the blades and the cup.

This can result in a few things:

1) The Ninja blender won’t turn on.

2) It takes forever to blend.

3) It starts to smell like something is burning up inside of your cup!

To fix any of these issues you will need to make sure that there is enough liquid surrounding the blades so they can freely move around without getting stuck (overfilling your blender cup).

You’ll also want to give your Ninja blender time to cool down by cutting it on and off every couple of seconds in order to get all the heat out.

10. You May Have Gotten A Faulty Ninja

If everything above is correct but your machine still isn’t working, then you may have gotten a defective one and should contact customer service ASAP!

I’ve found that this has happened to me before and they’ve been very helpful in letting me know what the issue was.

This may require you to return your Ninja single-serve blender, but at least they’ll replace it for you!

11. If All Else Fails…

Please contact customer service directly (if you don’t want to get a replacement) and let them know of your current problem so we can work towards fixing it with the Ninja company themselves!

I have contacted them before and worked out a solution which was that I just got a replacement Ninja machine sent over free of charge from their team after working with them on the phone together as well as sending photos so that they could see what’s on with my device specifically.

Related Post: Ninja Blender Troubleshooting Guide

Ninja Blender Single-Serve Not Working – Wrap Up

So there you have it!

If your Ninja single-serve blender is not working or seems faulty, please give these steps a try, and hopefully, we’ll be able to get yours up and running again.

Please comment below if your problem still persists after trying all of the above steps as I would love to help find a solution! Thank you for reading! 🙂

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About Kelly A Hartigan

Kelly A Hartigan has been an avid consumer of blenders for years. She is passionate about helping others find the best blender for their needs and has tried different brands on her quest to find the perfect match.

She loves to blend fruit and vegetables into juices, which she drinks throughout the day for good health.

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