I am currently in the process of removing the transaxle (Peerless model 2306A) from my tractor. In order to disconnect the transaxle from the frame I need to remove the brake drum. I have removed the allen key screw securing the brake drum to the shaft, however, I am having difficulty removing the brake drum. I have tried to pry it off with very little success in moving it, it appears to be seized to the shaft. I am concerned I will do more damage to the inside of the transaxle if I pry to hard. Am I missing something that is preventing the drum from loosening off the shaft, or is it just a matter of applying more force to make it happen. Any suggestions on how to loosen up the brake drum from the shaft?