Solution: Err 8.2 on Ohaus Defender scales

If your new Ohaus Defender shows “Err 8.2”, you have probably not yet removed the shipping spacers. These protect your scale from damage during transport, but have to be taken out before use.

1. Remove the stainless stainless steel platform pan. You’ll see 4 red plastic shipping spacers wedged between the overload protection screws and the upper frame of the platform:
Ohaus Defender 3000 shipping spacer

2. Remove these spacers by hand or with an adequate tool (without turning the overload protection screws):
Ohaus Defender shipping spacers removal

3. Place the stainless steel pan on the platform. Your scale is ready to weigh.

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My spacers were removed however my scale still shows this error after a year of usage. IS there a way to find out what is causing it?

Petros Demisew

wonderfull solution.thank you!!!!


Tendran el manual de servicio de esta bascula.
Muchas gracias.

sir I urgently need you advice to clear the clear on 2000series ohaus weighing digital balance. I have follow Stephen advice yet it didn’t clear I have being using it for two years ago but flood overflow submerged the base thereafter this error continually displayed. what can I do. thanks