OK, I've been on the phone with Lucinda and the usual "fix" of raising the face-plate all the way up is not working. I threw in the towel for the day and will call her again tomorrow....IN THE MEANTIME I am throwing this out to the forum.
I step on the elift foot, the shafts to "whomp" and fall back down and everything stops. I step on the foot...nothing. I have checked the solenoid positions, the cam position, the slack in the cables, where the cables ARE, (in their proper slots etc), I take the dobby cover off, check the position of the faceplate put it all back together and turn everything on and "whomp" again.
this is wearing me down.
Since I need to get some silicone spray for the moving parts and tighten some things up, anyway, I am just leaving it all, as I said, until tomorrow. I can always work on drafts (-: We've had a LOT of damp weather around here, so I am getting stiff and squeeky stuff from the wood, as well....I might put a dehumidifier out there. But that's not part of the problem, just annoying.