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stasiagurl91 02-03-2011 09:25 AM

scale malfunction
 
I noticed that when I get on my scale I see one weight and I say that can't be right. So after I check my weight again it gives me a whole new number. Then again it another number. Each time I stand perfectly still and it's on a flat surface. I can't even tell what my weight is anymore

seagirl 02-03-2011 09:26 AM

Dust the feet. Replace the battery. If it persists get a new scale.

berryblondeboys 02-03-2011 09:44 AM

How much is it changing? .2? .4? If so, it's HOW you are positioned on the scale - more weight forward, or backwards. Remember, even on a doctors scale, it wavers as it tries to balance... same with a digital scale and I think it "calls it" when sometimes it's not yet settled on a precise number, but it's usually on in tenths of a pound.

stasiagurl91 02-03-2011 10:02 AM

It jumps around by 2 4 5 lbs. Great amount

kaw 02-03-2011 10:07 AM

+1 on the suggestion to replace the battery and, if that doesn't work, the scale. A well-functioning digital scale may fluctuate +/- 0.4 (or 0.5, if your scale only measures in half-pound increments), but it shouldn't fluctuate by 4-5 pounds.

K


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