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What a great site! I love bringing used mowers back to life and look forward to help from this forum from time to time. My uncle, who passed away earlier this year, also loved to do the same. He had a Dynamark that worked like a top and still does except the plastic steering wheel broke... :( He also had several older Snapper Rider models so I'm going to have plenty to do... :)

Right now I've got a Poulan 15538 mower that previously had a hard life that I'm nursing back to health and had a couple of questions.

1. Does Poulan make it or someone else?

2. I don't have any brakes and was wondering if someone could add some details as to how the arm connects to the diff/trans housing. From what I can tell, the arm has a round hole and slides onto the round shaft so the shaft doesn't turn when the arm moves forward, so I see why there aren't any brakes. I've got the parts breakdown, but it's not detailed enough to tell.

This thing was abused before so possibly I may be missing some parts where the arm connects to the housing. I'm thinking there must be more than just the arm and lock nut...

Thanks in advance.
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Thanks for those links. The first link 15538A is what I have, but the second link provides a number for tech assistance that I didn't have before, so I may call it if I don't get it resolved here.

On page 32 of the first link it shows a good diagram of the linkage to the actual point where I need help. I need more details at the point of where the bracket that the linkage connects to (it's too the slight upper left of the #2 spring in the diagram) is connected. My bracket doesn't look flat either so I'm not sure if it's correct. Also, I have the 'dog legged' bracket at the bottom just like the pic shows, but that just seems like support for the shaft that the bracket is on.

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Well I called the Tech support number and it was "Sears". The guy took a bunch of info and told me I was calling the line to order parts from... :( He could send someone out to repair it... We went round and round and told me I need to get that number removed from the manual... I told him thanks for NO HELP and hung up... I'll look at it again this coming weekend. I hate how difficult it is to find the right source of info these days... Oh well...
 
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