There are at least two possible causes for the force sensor to read a high constant value.

  1. It has been stressed beyond its capacity and the strain gauge has been physically damaged.
  2. The wiring has been damaged and has been short circuited, making the sensor read a constant high voltage.

In either case the load cell must be returned for repair. Contact Vernier Technical Support at 888-837-6437.

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