Thanks for these Nay-Nay!
Scales - I find that I have to be careful of the bench when I am measuring, as leaning on the bench or placing an item near the TMX while measuring can change the reading. And make sure the children aren't jumping up and down right next to me too!
Loud noise - I have had that happen intermittently. I used some WD40 once, after talking to the service guy, and it has happened again and is quite loud, I have sent a video link of it to my consultant to pass on to service to check out. Waiting to hear back from them as too if my precious BFF in the kitchen has to make a holiday to WA.
It mostly happens when steaming something, when there is only water in the bowl. It will happen one time I use it, and the next time be fine. And be fine for weeks, and then it will do it again. My consultant has not heard it until I sent her the video link. I borrowed her spare bowl for a week, and tried to get my machine to make the noise, so I could then switch straight away, and try to figure out if it was the base or the bowl. I madly boiled water, and it didn't do it......all week! And then was fine for a couple of months, and then it did it again! I figured catching it in the act with the camera was the only way to show someone!
So my question is, in a normal machine, how often would you expect to need to add oil to the base? Just wondering if my machine has been making the noise too frequently, for a 9 month old machine that (in comparison to what some of you kitchen wizzes get up to) isn't particularly heavily used.