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Blender Lights Flashing

Flashing Lights on the KitchenAid Blender

If your blender lights are flashing and the blender will not turn on, there may be a problem with the electronics. Each model blender has different troubleshooting for flashing lights.

KSB5 Models

There may be a problem with the electronics.

Please Contact Us for further assistance.

KSB560 Models

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All indicator lights are flashing at the same time.

The Blender may be overloaded. If the Blender becomes overloaded when blending heavy ingredients, it will automatically shut off to avoid damage to the motor. Press OFF to reset the Blender. Remove the jar from the base and divide the jar contents into smaller batches. Adding liquid to the jar may also reduce the load on the Blender.

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Indicator lights are flashing alternately.

The Blender may be jammed. If it's jammed, the Blender will stop running to avoid damage to the motor. Press OFF to reset the Blender. Remove the pitcher from the base and free the blades by breaking-up or removing the contents at the bottom of the jar.

 

KSB1570 or KSB1575 Models

IMPORTANT:  The blender will not operate at any speed unless the POWER button is pressed first.

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No indicator lights are lit. 

Check to see if the Blender is plugged into a grounded 3-prong outlet. If it is. press POWER: then unplug the Blender. Plug it back into the same outlet, and Press POWER. If the Blender still does not work, check the fuse or circuit breaker on the electrical circuit the Blender is connected to and make sure the circuit is closed.

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All indicator lights are flashing at the same time. 

If Blender is plugged in, but nothing happens when POWER is pressed, and all indicator lights are flashing, the motor rotor may be locked. Press POWER; then unplug the Blender. Plug it back in; then press POWER and select the desired speed.

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One indicator light is flashing alternately. 

If the Blender is plugged in, but will not start and one light is flashing alternately from all the other indicator lights, the Blender may have a stuck key. Press POWER to turn off the Blender; then unplug the Blender. Plug the Blender back in and press POWER to turn back on to reset the stuck key.

 

Blender Stops While Blending

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All indicator lights are flashing at the same time. 

The Blender may be overloaded. If the Blender becomes overloaded when blending heavy ingredients, it will automatically shut off to avoid damage to the motor. Press POWER to reset the Blender and unplug the power cord. Remove the pitcher assembly from the base and divide contents into smaller batches. Adding liquid to the pitcher may also reduce the load on the Blender.

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All indicator lights are flashing alternately. 

The Blender may be jammed. If it is jammed, the Blender will stop running to avoid damage to the motor. Press POWER to reset the Blender and unplug the power cord. Remove the pitcher assembly from the base and, with a scraper. free the blades by breaking-up or removing the contents at the bottom of the pitcher. 

If this troubleshooting information didn't resolve your concerns please Contact Us or visit our Service Locator.

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