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All of a sudden our scale (Model 5738EF) would not initialize at zero so we are unable to get a weight reading when we step on it. We have put in two new batteries and it is still the same. We have misplaced out instructions so we would appreciate your help. Thnaks Dave Holland

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SOURCE: Err 1 message on Taylor Lithium Elec Scale model 7346

This is a reply I received from Taylor customer support. I have followed this procedure enough times to wear out the original battery and still get the Err 1 message. You may have better luck.

Thank you for your e-mail. The reboot below may clear the error from
your scale. You may need to do this several times to completely reboot
the system. Please let us know if you have any questions or continue to
display the Error.


1. Remove the battery from the scale
2. Set the scale on the floor without the battery in place.
3. Stand on the scale for 10 seconds (still without the battery)
4. Carefully replace the battery without turning the scale on.
5. Using only one foot, tap the scale or apply just enough pressure to
turn on the display. (It should show dashes or zero's) IMMEDIATELY
REMOVE YOUR FOOT.
6. Let the scale turn off
7. Step on the scale for a weight reading


Regards,


Linda DLT
Consumer Relations
Taylor Precision Products
& Salter Housewares
2220 Entrada del Sol, Suite A
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Toll free - 800-289-0944
866-843-3905
Direct - 575-526-0944 ext 3172

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Could it be the scale's battery? How old is the scale?

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SOURCE: my scale is reading 4.4

you have a reset button on your scale so tab this button.

Posted on Feb 18, 2011

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