I recently bought a Tama Starclassic Birch/ Walnut snare drum and I love it. But... when I first got the drum, I noticed that the snare throw off didn't seem to work very smoothly. It was almost like something was misaligned so that you had to kind of fiddle with it to get it to open and close. I just assumed that since it was new it needed to be worked a bit, but the problem kept getting worse until now when it won't even disengage the snare. It's as if it's caught and the lever won't move. If I fiddle with the mechanism on the bottom, I can open it manually by pulling on the part that holds the snare wire, but there is something definitely wrong with it. I really love the drum so I don't want to return it, but I need to be able to use the throw off. I'm wondering if they simply forgot to oil the moving parts and it's jammed? Or maybe something is bent or not properly assembled.