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Reinstalling the tension lever on a Delta band saw

Right around New Years this year I got the Delta 28-475X as my first band saw. It's been working fine, but over this last weekend the tension release lever stopped working. I ended up releasing the tension by adjusting the tension nut and removing the blade. After playing with it I managed to get the tension release lever to move again, but it no longer matches up with the blade width plate above it.

I'm assuming I need to take the lever off and realign some detents or stops with the blade width plate, but don't see anything about disassembling this area in the owners manual.

Has anyone run into this sort of problem and know how to proceed? One thing is for sure - there's no way I'm getting that thing back out of the basement and to a Delta service center - do they make house calls?
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