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Cant get drum back on how do I adjust the brake pads

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The brake shoes can be adjusted inward by the self-adjusting mechanism at the bottom of the shoes. Turn the adjuster wheel so the shoes will just fit inside the drum. After you get the drum on, use a screwdriver through the slot on back of brake plate to turn the adjuster wheel enough clicks outward to where the shoes are just away from the drum. Turn the drum by hand. When shoes are out enough without stopping the drum, you have it right. When all done and testing out, the self-adjusters will set adjustment by backing in reverse and hitting the brakes. Do this two or three times-you may hear the self-adjusting wheel click with each time- it is adjusting the shoes to the proper distance from the drum.

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