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Changed batteries on tanita scales and display shows 8888 then error and turns off. How do I clear this please ?

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  • Lyn Walshe
    Lyn Walshe Apr 06, 2016

    I have had my Tantia machine for nearly three years and could not use as error 8888 kept coming up after a year or so. Read this forum and someone had mentioned they received a new one under warranty.
    So I rang their Cloverdale number and a lady gave me their
    Reply paid number to post back to them in Western Australia. I have just received a brand new scale.
    Thank you Tanita! Only thing is I really have to lose weight Now! Great result.

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Press the Set and Up Arrow buttons at the same time. Release the buttons, the display will flash. Press the Arrow button to cycle through each weight mode until just the mode that you require is displayed. Then press Set. The display screen will flash to confirm your selection and store in memory.
Note: If weight mode is set to pounds or stone-pounds, the height programming mode will be automatically set to feet and inches. Similarly, if kilograms is selected, height will be automatically set to centimeters.

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SOURCE: Scales show weight in kg. How to get them to show lbs.

Body Fat Monitor/Scales: TBF-611, TBF-612, TBF-621, TBF-622, BF-541, TBF-560, TBF-572. UltimateScales: 2000, 2001, 2001T. BF-662, BF-555, BF-556, BF-558, BF-559, BF-625, BF-626.
Press the Set and Up Arrow buttons at the same time. Release the buttons, the display will flash. Press the Arrow button to cycle through each weight mode until just the mode that you require is displayed. Then press Set. The display screen will flash to confirm your selection and store in memory.
Note: If weight mode is set to pounds or stone-pounds, the height programming mode will be automatically set to feet and inches. Similarly, if kilograms is selected, height will be automatically set to centimeters.

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SOURCE: I have a Tanita scale. It will not register weight.

Sounds like somehow it was calibrated to your weight as zero instead of 0. I would contact manufacturer here is the contact info.

http://www.tanita.com/en/contact-us/

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Put scale in round file can. Buy another cheap scale.

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SOURCE: When setting Tanita scales specifics, after set, I get an error

I had the same problem with the error message coming up and emailed Tanita. The regional representative contacted me by email. He had me check with new batteries and clean the contacts. Then he cross-referenced my model and lot numbers and said that my scale was still under warranty and if it met the warranty criteria would be replaced. Tanita has a 10 year warranty on this scale and my scale was 5 years old. He gave me an RMA# to submit with my receipt and about 10 days later I had my replacement scale!! Fantastic Customer Service! Thank you Tanita!!!

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This is the response from Tanita
Thank you for your e-mail.

It appears that this could be a battery connectivity issue.
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