How to Troubleshoot a Health O Meter Weight Scale

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Owning a scale can help you lead a healthier lifestyle. You can monitor your weight as you try to lose weight or just make sure you maintain your ideal size. Health o meter manufactures a number of health-related products, including scales. You can choose from a dial or digital scale. Regardless of which type of scale you own, you may encounter some operation problems. You can troubleshoot and even fix most problems with your Health o meter weight scale at home.

Things You'll Need

  • Battery
  • Check to make sure your scale has a fresh battery if your digital scale will not turn on. The battery cover is on the bottom of the scale.

  • Ensure you are standing properly on the scale if the scale is giving an inaccurate weight reading. Your feet should be firmly planted, not hanging off. You should not lean when on the scale. Weigh yourself at about the same time each day. Health o meter says its scales may be off by 1 percent.

  • Place the scale on a flat, hard surface to ensure an accurate reading. If the scale is on a rug or carpet, the reading could be affected.

  • Clean your scale with mild soap and a damp, soft cloth if it is dirty. Do not use strong cleaners.

  • Make sure all plastic shipping pins are removed from the bottom of your dial scale if the indicator needle on the scale does not move.

  • Find the knob on your dial scale, and adjust the spring and lever mechanism if the needle on your scale does not go back to zero. The location of the knob varies from scale to scale.

  • Weigh yourself again if a "C" appears when you step on the scale. The "C" is a self-calibrating feature that runs the first time the scale is used or when the battery is replaced.

  • Tap your digital scale and wait for zeros to appear before stepping on the scale. If you don't wait for the zeros, the scale may show an inaccurate weight.

  • Consider buying a scale with a higher weight capacity if the message "Err" appears on your digital scale. This error message appears when the maximum weight has been exceeded.

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