The men with the toolbags came and gave her a good going over. Apparently I'd broken the tension spring which had caused all the problems I wasn't aware I was having.
Anyway 2 and a bit hours later I'm back in business. She's back in her rightful place upstairs in my sewing room ready for action.
I'll be back sewing tomorrow and Saturday. Sunday I'm visiting a quilt show and will be taking loads of pics.