How To Reset Ninja Coffee Bar The Easy Way!

How To Reset Ninja Coffee Bar The Easy Way!

Last updated on October 24th, 2023 at 17:43

Christina, shot us a message after hours of frustration of trying on her own, asking us how to reset Ninja coffee bar.

In this article we will show you how to reset a Ninja coffee bar the easy way without all the frustrations and stress.

Keep reading as we dig down and get you resetting your coffee machine.

How To Reset Ninja Coffee Bar – Is Your Ninja Set Up Correctly?

To work out what is up with your coffee maker, it is a good idea to have a thought of the brewing process and where the break-down is happening.

  • Is the machine switching on?
  • Is the water getting pre-heated? 
  • Is the brewing process starting? 
  • Does the brewing process stop? 

The beginning point is to have a good read of the user manual and ensuring your automatic coffee maker is plugged in and power is going to your machine.

Fill your water reservoir to the maximum level and select the brew size that you wish. Double check what filter you are using. It should be a paper filter #4 size. The permanent filter on its own is fine. Focus on the size of your grounds and whether they are medium-ground coffee.

Now check out the brew basket and ensure it is in the correct place. Put your carafe in its position and ensure the drip stop lever is in the correct position and to the right.

How To Reset Ninja Coffee Bar
The Ninja Coffee Bar

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Focus On The Indicators

Now focus on the indicators and the indicator lights that are on the coffee makers panel. Do you see any indicator lights on your Ninja Coffee Bar that are giving you any clues to what the error may be?

What about the drip stop indicator or the cleaning light are they telling you something? Be open to the indicators guiding you as they may well be telling you what the problem is.

How To Reset Ninja Coffee Bar
Be Patient With Your Machine And Follow The Steps In This Article

Read: Problems with Ninja coffee makers

Run A Cleaning Cycle

A cleaning cycle is something that you should be doing on a regular basis. Cleaning all the basic parts after every use and a basic easy-to-do rinse cycle by having the coffee basket empty and running a full carafe brew cycle.

This simply keeps your machine in tip-top shape and maintains high quality coffee from your machine.

For this part of resetting your Ninja Coffee Bar, run a good proper cleaning cycle by using distilled white vinegar and using a 50/50 water and vinegar solution. If you want, use an even higher 100% solution.

Your aim here is to completely rid your Ninja Coffee Bar of any limescale or mineral deposits. Whatever ratio you decide on, make sure your water reservoir is full. If you have not cleaned it in a while and the clean light has come on, use at least an 80% vinegar and 20% water ratio.

Few coffee websites will suggest this. I am because I know the importance of getting rid of any coffee mold that might be there and the very serious health complications that can occur.

When you are ready, select the full carafe brew size, have your coffee carafe in place and depress the cleaning button and allow the cleaning process to run for about an hour.

Note: You can use a specialist descaling solution if you so want. White vinegar will do the same job.

When you have run the cleaning cycle, run at least 2 flushing cycles by filling the water reservoir with water. The goal here is to both clean your machine and flush it of white vinegar or descaling solution.

If there were any deposits blocking or clogging your Ninja Coffee Bar, this clean cycle should have removed any water deposits or coffee deposits.

This descaling process is very important to maintaining your coffee machine and coffee quality. A preventative technique is to use filtered water.

Unplug Your Ninja Coffee Bar

You can complete this reset process by unplugging your Ninja Coffee Bar and leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes. And then plug in back in and reset it as you would with a computer. Give it a few moments, typically 5 minutes, and brew a cup of coffee.

The objective here is to restore your coffee maker back to its original manufacturers state. If this does not get the job done, move to the next step.

Contact Ninja’s Customer Support Service

This is not the last line of defense. It is more like the first line of solving the problem if the above steps have not got the job done.

Check your warranty is still in order and contact them via their website or phone.

Contact Ninja's Customer Support Service
Final Step, Consult Customer Service

Frequently Asked Questions About How To Reset Ninja Coffee Bar

How Often Should I Clean My Coffee Machine?

Without a doubt you should clean your coffee machine, regardless of which type and brand, at least once per week. Ideally, you should maintain it by running a flush cycle every day to keep the filter clean and the machine clear of any coffee, coffee mold and mineral build up.

Coffee is a food product and should be treated as such.

You should deep clean your machine at least every month, at least every 2nd week, to keep it working perfectly well and your coffee at peak flavor.

Can I Use White Vinegar To Decalcify My Coffee Machine?


I have a strong preference for using white vinegar rather than decalcifying solution or bicarbonate of soda. White vinegar will decalcify and clean your machine perfectly well and is cheaper. Buy it in bulk.

Why Is My Ninja Coffee Bar Not Working After Cleaning?

If your Ninja coffee bar is not working after cleaning it may be due to a blockage in the inner tubes. In this case, run a second and a third cleaning cycle. If it is still not working, the thermal switch may have tripped. In this case, if your machine is under warranty, contact customer service.

If it is not under warranty, remove the cover and locate the thermal switch and reset it.

What Is The Average Life Of A Ninja Coffee Bar?

When you look after it, and look after it well, your Ninja coffee bar can last you from 3 to 5 years. Common issues that occur when it is ready to be renewed are a broken thermal switch, a broker water heater and issues with the water reservoir, the water pump and the brewing cycle.

At this point, it may be cheaper to replace it than to have it serviced due to the cost of labor to install new or broken parts.

How Do You Refresh A Coffee Maker?

Running a cleaning cycle with distilled white vinegar and giving the brew basket, water reservoir and all removable parts a good clean will refresh your coffee maker.

Rinse your coffee maker well with fresh water to remove all traces of vinegar.

How Do I Fix My Coffee Maker Not Working?

Start by checking your coffee pot and see if there are any blockages in the tube, if anything is preventing the coffee from getting into the pot. Check the thermostat, timer and pump and find out if they are in working order.

Can I Leave My Ninja Coffee Bar On?

Yes, your Ninja coffee bar will keep your water pre-heated for 3 days (72 hours) unless you turn it off

How Do You Start The Ninja Coffee Maker?

Start by making sure that your Ninja Coffee Maker is ready to brew coffee and select the type of coffee that you want, rich, classic, over ice and then select the size of coffee that you want. The Ninja Dualbrew Pro has 4 options as follows:

  • 6 Oz (180 ml).
  • 8 Oz (240 ml).
  • 10 Oz (300 ml).
  • 12 Oz (360 ml).

Press the Start brew button.

Final Thoughts, Frappé-Ing It All Up, How To Reset Ninja Coffee Bar

Resetting your Ninja Coffee Bar is not difficult. Follow the steps in this article, and you will probably solve the problem before you get to the 5th step of contacting customer service and getting an engineer on the phone to help you.

I hope that these instructions how to reset Ninja coffee bar help you. If you have any super “secret” tips for resetting your Ninja Coffee Bar join our cool coffee community and tell us those tips. Find us on Facebook/Meta.

Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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