I recently installed new brake shoes on my car's rear drum brakes. Although the brakes are working ok I noticed the shoes are rubbing slightly on one wheel. It's only rubbing on one spot and I can still spin the wheel quite easily. Would that indicate that there's a problem with the drum? There's nothing obviously wrong with the drum and the brakes are installed correctly.

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    Some drums get bent due to people smacking them with a hammer to get them off - especially those who have little experience.
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 7:00

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That doesn’t sound like anything to be worried about, slight variations as you rotate the wheel are fairly typical.

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