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How to put drum back on after putting breaks on?

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You have to close brackets star wheel is pushing them.

Posted on May 03, 2013

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    Bogdan Odwazny May 03, 2013

    You have to close brackets star wheel is pushing them.Hand brake OFF.

  • sherry May 03, 2013

    This was So true, but no one ever told me about this. Thanks Very Helpful

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