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One of the paddles in the drum is broken on one end. Is that a screw that holding it or something else. Is it something I can fix by taking the back off?

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It is usually a rivet, and you might be able to punch it out and replace it.
If not find a hardware store and ask for some JB weld and explain what you are going to use it for. It should hold for a while longer.

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