my tension wheel is not releasing
i'm having trouble with my singer (old model...). i think it's a tension issue -- it certainly originates with the tension wheel. basically, when i finish a seam, put the needle in the highest position and lift the foot, the thread doesn't pull out like it should. the tension is set appropriately but it seems the tension mechanism is looser than usual (and with 3 kids under 5 running around, loose sewing machine parts are very likely...).
anyway, i'm planning on taking it to my local repair shop but if you guys have any insight in doing some home repair, i'd appreciate it.