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Old June 24, 2011, 11:03 AM   #5
Farmland
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It could be static electricity some thing that can and will make both a electronic and balance beam scale jump a little or even give a poor reading. Do you have any Styrofoam near your scale? Even the smallest air flow can effect a scale.

It also could be a weak battery.

My worst scale ever was a lyman balance beam. I could never get the scale to balance. I had yo go out and buy a new scale. After several years I notice the problem with my lyman scale. A very small tab had broken off of the beam near the pan holder.

I never could figure out how that broke but once that happens you just can't zero it, . I can't tell you how many hours I had into trying to balance that scale for about a year. I was thankful since it would not balance I never used it of course.
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