How to Reset Salter Bathroom Scales?

reset salter bathroom scales

​In the world where the slogan “you are what you eat” is the order of the day, people tend to be extra-cautious of their weight. Often, we shake off extra weight by exercising and watching our diet more keenly.

After some time, you may want to find out how you are doing and instead of asking people around you, bathroom scales are here for just that.

 A bathroom scale is a device, normally placed in or near the bathroom that measures mass in newton (N).

There is a spring inside the scale that measures force applied to it and it is the length of the spring that moves the dial to indicate the weight acting on the spring.

​Having used a bathroom scale for a long time may cause it to give inaccurate results and also when the battery dies, the bathroom scale tends to work inefficiently. More often than not, - we find ourselves in this tight spot and wonder what it is that you can do to bring the bathroom scale back to functioning correctly. When you notice this on the bathroom scale you have at home, perhaps it’s time to reset the whole device so that you get accurate results when it is put to use. We are going to discuss how to reset Salter bathroom scales to continue using them to provide accurate and reliable readings.

​Setting a Salter Bathroom Scale

​First, you need to open the battery compartment on the scale that is placed on the underside of the device. Then, you are required to remove the tab beneath the battery that separates the unit with the battery. Having done that, you should carefully close the battery compartment. Using the switch located on the underside of the scale, select kg, st, lb weight mode. Once you have selected the weight mode to use, place the scale on a firm flat surface.

​Using a Salter Bathroom Scale

​By tapping the platform center, the scale is automatically activated. Wait until the scale calibrates to zero before stepping on it. When you step on the scale once it finally reads ‘zero’, you will read the weight that is displayed. The weight readings will not stay on the display for long. Therefore, after a few seconds of stepping off, the scale switches off automatically.


When using this bathroom scale, you have to be careful in how you handle it. When taking your weight, you should stand still to avoid unstable weight readings. The scale detects the movement and will not stop providing the inaccurate results every time. Secondly, you should take note of the maximum weight capacity so that you do not exceed the required weight. Exceeding it will result to wrong and inaccurate readings. Thirdly, replace the battery. You may render the salter bathroom scale faulty not knowing that it is the battery that needs replacement. You should check on the battery and replace it with a new one to continue using the salter scale. If you have done all the above and the device still displays wrong results, then resetting is inevitable.


​Resetting the Salter Bathroom Scale

​Resetting the salter scale after changing the battery helps in providing the accurate results. First, you pull out the battery from the salter machine carefully to avoid damaging adjacent parts. Once you have the battery out, wait for 1 minute before putting it back in the unit. Then, activate the scale by a simple push to turn it on. Push it once more after being powered on. Automatically, the scale will read zero and immediately turn off. After doing this, the scale will reset to carry on with its normal functions.


​In summation, when the bathroom scale is faulty, try resetting it before taking it to the experts to fix it at a cost. Learning how to properly use the Salter bathroom scale saves on the number of times resetting will be required. Salter bathroom scales are available in both mechanical and digital designs for you to choose the one that works best for you. Avoiding the things that cause an error will increase the battery life since it will not strain in getting the required results. Having said that, a salter bathroom scale is ideal for use in your home for great and accurate results combined with easy operation.

About the Author Harry Thompson

Gaining a BSc Honours in building/ property maintenance at the University of Portsmouth Harry went into the field of renovating properties. Along the journey, he has developed a wide variety of home & garden DIY skills such as installing new kitchens and landscaping gardens.