This was abused and a smelly gooey mess, but no more. The man said "It don't work, but you can have it if ya want it". I casually said, "Well, i'll take it then and tinker with it." He carried it to my car for me. I was casual and calm. In the privacy of my car, I squealed like a little girl! I had it sewing within 4 minutes out of the case.