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Inspect the weld seam in the drum. Mine split in the front leaving a small hole. The thumping is the drum wheels running over the broken seam.

Posted on Dec 07, 2010

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    Timothy Healey Feb 10, 2014

    anyway to fix small crack in drum and how to keep it from happing again

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