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There is a seal on the back of the drum.. that gets hard in spots sometimes... dont know of any metal that could come out.. have u got it apart yet? need more on what it looks like..wondering if this is the seal ur talking about Theres a kit for the drum seal but puzzled about this metal your talking about here is a diagram that may help ya hope the link works

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    Mike Johnson Sep 02, 2007

    It works see if you can find it on there and give a # for it



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