Machine damaged in fall
Last weekend, coming home from Retreat, my dear (winged) Elna took a tumble out of the back of the truck! It was a long drop from the top of the stack of luggage to the gravel and it hit with a horrible noise. I was scared to try it, after I got back home, but was thrilled and surprised to find that it works OK. However, the cover and the body of the machine are badly scratched and the frame seems to be sort of twisted. The buttons that used to stick out a bit are now in-set a bit. I had to finish the picnic quilt today but I'll be taking the machine in this week for service. I'm proud of my old, steady machine and amazed it survived the fall, but I'm scared they won't be able to get it re-aligned.
Has anyone had experience with something like this? If they can't re-align it will it effect the performance? It's sewing OK right now, even for free motion quilting, but it is making more noise than in the past. Should I start looking for a new machine? A new machine isn't in my budget this year (or next).