Ninja Blender Smoking! 12 Cause & Solutions

Your Ninja blender is probably smoking, and you are trying to find its causes and solutions. If so, you are in the right place. This article is about why a Ninja blender is smoking and how to fix it.

Note: Our given below mentioned all causes and solutions are suitable for all models of Ninja blenders, so it is no matter which model of Ninja blender you are using.

Why Is Your Ninja Blender Smoking?

Your Ninja blender can be smoking for several causes. The most common causes for your Ninja blender smoking are burnt-out motor, overheating, electrical issues, blade obstructions, overloading, oil in the motor, and incorrect parts assembly. Also, your Ninja blender is smoking for faulty wiring inside the blender, overload protection failure, faulty motor components, voltage issues, damaged power cord, manufacturing defects, other mechanical problems, and more.

Let’s have a look at all the possible causes and solutions for your Ninja smoking.

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  1. Overheating:

The most common reason for your Ninja blender to smoke is overheating. Overheating the blender can occur if you are blending high-dense or tough food ingredients in the blender for an extended period or if you run your Ninja blender at high speed continuously.

Due to overheating, the blender’s motor becomes overheated and produces smoking. If your Ninja blender overheats, then let your Ninja blender cool down for 15-20 minutes and then try to use it. And to avoid overheating your Ninja blender, always try to avoid blending high-dense or highly tough food ingredients in the blender for an extended period or always try to use your Ninja blender at a low speed continuously.

2. Burnt-out motor:

The second common reason for your Ninja blender smoking is the burnt-out motor. It can occur due to blender’s high age, overheating, excessive use, voltage issues, and more.

Check your Ninja blender motor and ensure it is okay and not burnt out. If the motor becomes burnt out, replace it with a new one or consider purchasing a new Ninja blender. You will find the replacement motor for your Ninja blender in online marketplaces. Before replacing the motor or purchasing a new Ninja blender, check your Ninja blender warranty. If your Ninja blender warranty still has, then contact Ninja customer service for assistance. 

3. Electrical Issues:

Any electrical issues like faulty electrical components or faulty wiring inside the blender can also be a cause of your Ninja blender smoking. In this case, unplug your blender quickly from the power source. Inspect the blender parts and check if the blender parts are faulty and if there is any faulty wiring inside the blender. If you cannot inspect the blender parts or check if the wiring is faulty, then take the blender to the nearest appliance repair shop for inspect it by a professional electrician. 

Note: After unplugging the blender from the power source, don’t attempt to use the blender again until the blender has been inspected and repaired by a professional electrician.

4. Blade obstruction/Blade not spinning freely:

If your Ninja blender blades cannot spin freely or are jammed or stuck with food ingredients or something, it can cause the blender motor to strain and emit smoke from the blender.

In this case, turn off your blender and immediately unplug it from the power source. Open the lid of the blender jar and check if the blades are jammed or stuck with the food ingredients. If the blades are jammed or stuck with food ingredients, take a blade scraper and remove the food ingredients from the jar carefully and make the blades free to spin.

If you plan to remove food ingredients using your hand, wear a hand glove because you can cut your hand with the blades while removing food ingredients from the jar. 

5. Overloading/Ninja blender is too full:

Your Ninja blender motors have a limit to the amount of food ingredients it can handle effortlessly. Too full or overloading the blender can cause excessive strain on the blender motor and result in smoke.

In this case, reduce the amount of the food ingredients from the blender container and allow the blender’s blades to spin freely. Don’t overfill your Ninja blender, and always follow your Ninja blender user manual for the maximum capacity of your Ninja blender.

6. Power surge:

A power surge or electrical issue can damage your Ninja blender motor, leading your Ninja blender to smoke. Unplug your Ninja blender, let it cool down, and try using it in a different outlet or check your home’s electrical system for any issues.

7. Damaged power cord:

A faulty or damaged power cord can cause electrical problems and smoking. Inspect the power cord of your Ninja blender for any visible damage. If there are signs of wear or damage, replace the cord. You will find a replacement power cord for your Ninja blender on the Ninja Website or other online marketplaces.

8. Incorrect parts assembly:

Incorrectly assembling your Ninja blender parts can strain the blender motor, resulting in the blender smoking. Double-check that all your Ninja blender parts are properly assembled according to your Ninja blender instructions manual.

9. Oil in the blender motor:

In some cases, oil in the blender motor can cause your Ninja blender to smoke. It can happen if you use something oily food ingredients in your Ninja blender. Tiny amounts of oil can get into the blender motor, and when these tiny amounts of oil will get hot, it will create smoke. In this case, you have nothing to be worried about. Just wipe the blender motor base with a dry cloth and ensure there is no oil in the blender base.

10. Your Ninja blender needs to be cleaned:

If you don’t clean your Ninja blender for a long time after, this could also be a cause of your smoking Ninja blender. Always clean your Ninja blender before using it. Follow your Ninja blender user guide while cleaning it.

11. Voltage is too strong/voltage is not compatible with the blender:

If you buy your Ninja blender in the United States Of America and use it outside the United States Of America, then the electrical voltage may be too strong or may not be compatible with your Ninja blender and resulting in your Ninja blender smoking. In this case, check how much voltage your Ninja blender is compatible with and use it with a compatible electrical voltage. You will find this information in the user manual of your Ninja blender.

12. Manufacturing defect:

In rare cases, a manufacturing defect can lead to your Ninja blender smoking. If your Ninja blender is brand new and it is smoking at the very first time use, it can be due to manufacturing defects. Contact Ninja customer support and explain the issue. They will replace the blender with a new one.

Final Thoughts:

We have mentioned all the possible causes and solutions for why a Ninja blender is smoking in the above. Anyway, if your Ninja blender is still smoking, we recommend you buy a new model Ninja blender. Keep in mind using a smoking blender is risky and will make your blending life more difficult in the kitchen. 

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