The KitchenAid blender has light indicators on the motor base. These indicators turn on for a particular operation when a preset button is pressed or a mode of operation is selected. Sometimes, when there is a problem with the KitchenAid blender, these lights will start to flash.

You can easily troubleshoot the problem with your KitchenAid blender by understanding which light is flashing and with what pattern.

In some cases, all lights on the KitchenAid blenders’ base start flashing. In other cases, only the dial button light keeps flashing.

You may also have a problem when no light flashes on the KitchenAid blender even after plugging in the electric cord and turning on the blender.

Let’s have a look at different types of flashing patterns to find the reasons why the KitchenAid blender is flashing lights. There can be different solutions for different models of the KitchenAid blenders that are flashing lights abnormally.

All the KitchenAid blender lights are flashing at the same time


The reason why all the lights are flashing at once may indicate the blender is overloaded. If you overfill the KitchenAid blender’s jar with ingredients and do not add enough liquid, it may put more load on the motor. The blender will automatically shut down and all the lights will start to flash to avoid damage to the blender motor.


To fix the problem of KitchenAid blender lights flashing at the same time.

First, detach the jar from the base and remove overfilled ingredients from the jar. Add more liquid to avoid the thickening of the blending products.

After that, press the OFF button to reset the blender.

Finally, turn on the blender and make your desired recipe without putting any extra load on the motor.

KitchenAid blender lights are flashing alternately


Overfilling a blender jar with hard and heavy food items can jam the blender blades. A jammed blade will resist the free motion of the motor and the motor can burn or get damaged in other ways.

If a KitchenAid blender is jammed, the indicator lights on the blender base may start to flash alternately. If you see this pattern of flashing lights, shut off your blender asap.


Blender may be jammed mainly for two reasons. Either the blade is stuck or the socket is damaged or clogged.

Remove the jar from the blender base and check the socket and the motor by rotating the socket manually by hand. If they are moving freely, there is probably something wrong with the blades.

To check the blades, try rotating the blade from below the socket manually with an empty jar. If it is stuck clean it to remove any obstructions.

Reset the blender by pressing the OFF button and the flashing lights issue will solve.

One light is Flashing on the KitchenAid Blender


If only one light indicator on the blender base is flashing, the reason may be a stuck key. Any damage to the rubber switches under the keys can make them stuck and the blender cannot reset.


If the KitchenAid blender has a stuck key, power off the blender, unplug and plug the blender back. If the problem is resolved, good, if not, try this instead.

Remove the blender bottom from the base by removing screws under the rubber foot pads. Unscrew the panel from the blender base. Check the rubber switches under the keys and fix them.

No KitchenAid blender lights are flashing


No flashing may also indicate a problem with the KitchenAid blender. It may indicate no electric power to the blender.


If no indicators are turned on, check the power cord if it is plugged in properly.

If the electric cord is plugged in and the blender is still not turning on, check the power cord for any damage. You can also check the fuse or circuit breaker on the connection socket.

KitchenAid Blender KSB5WH3 flashing lights


Has your KSB5WH3 blender stopped working and started to flash alternate lights? It is most probably the damaged fuse causing this issue.


To fix the KitchenAid Blender KSB5WH3 flashing lights problem, unplug and let it rest for half an hour. If the problem still persists, you need to replace the fuse.

You can get a fuse from the market in a pack of four. Changing the fuse might be a little complicated, but with this video, you can easily fix the fuse on the blender.

KitchenAid KSB560MC Blender Lights Blink And It Does Not Work


Overfilling the jar on the KitchenAid KSB560MC Blender with thick ingredients may cause the blender lights to flash and not work.


Remove extra stuff from the blender and/or add some water. If the blinking light has an electronics problem, you can replace it easily at home.


All the KitchenAid flashing lights issues were mainly due to jamming and overfilling.

To avoid any such damage or blender problem, do not abuse your blender.

Do not overload the ingredients in the blender above the max line.

Always use enough liquid to avoid load on the motor.

Keep the blender clean to avoid jamming of blades or socket drive.

Happy Blending!