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Old 06-01-2009, 08:08 PM   #1  
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Unhappy Strange electronic scales

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I have these silverdot electronic scales, and usually monitor my weight daily at the same time in the morning. For the past few days, and today especially, it's been acting strange. When I first step on it, it gives me a number. I step again, then it gives me another really much higher number. I thought maybe of resetting it or changing it from lbs to kg, but still the numbers it gives me are inconsistent and they aren't just small variations either. I'm a bit worried if this is really my weight (higher limit) or its just faulty scales?

Hope to hear from anyones advice/thoughts
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:13 PM   #2  
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ok... well thanks
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:17 PM   #3  
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Sometimes, my scale acts a little funny... I weigh myself usually 3 times, and take the most common number. If they are all different, then I'll take the average. However, I have never noticed more than a 3 lb difference. Maybe you just need a new scale?
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:27 PM   #4  
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Maybe try replacing the batteries. Low batteries may cause it to malfuntion.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:49 AM   #5  
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Low batteries, uneven flooring (ie carpet) when it should be on solid flooring, stepping differently like putting pressure in one are more than another.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:30 PM   #6  
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Okay first of all. Sometimes you have to wait for more than an hour for an answer

Secondly: check the battery. My scale will go wonky as well if someone bumps it or jumps on it. I just pop out the battery and then put it back in. Digital scales can mess up just by MOVING it as well. So reset the battery. Decide on a spot, preferable not in your bathroom as the moisture can bother it as well. I keep mine in my kitchen

Good luck!
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:37 PM   #7  
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Is silverdot the brand? Just curious as I have silver dots on mine but it's to measure the BMI and all this other stuff so if I step on barefoot and hit the right button it gives a series of numbers because of all this other stuff...........Could that be happening? If not, I'd try changing the batteries first.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:38 PM   #8  
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I junked my digital one in favor of an old-fashioned one, then I junked THAT and just weigh in at WW once a week. This works for me...

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