I do tend to be very aware, and careful, of the possibility of damaging the adjuster, when adjusting it. Perhaps I came upon a sticky spot on the adjuster, and thought it was "cranked" when really it wasn't - that would explain it - I may have gotten lost in the range of clicks. It's the only reasonable explanation. Went riding yesterday (barely above freezing!) and all seems to be well with the shock. It occurred to me that maybe I should flip it back upside down, to keep it warm!!!