Above noted mower purchased new, mid '90's. Replaced engine 2004, Aside from usual issues, machine has been pretty good. A few days ago, was cutting lawn, as usual. Blades suddenly stopped as they would when the belt breaks. On inspection, the belt was OK. Nothing I tried would start the blades. ENGINE RAN FINE, MOWER DROVE FINE, BLADES NO, Following day, had the local shop pick up the mower for repair. Mower was driven onto the trailer, and away it went. Got a call saying the Clutch Brake had gotten "very hot" and was now seized to the point the engine can/will not start. Hmmm... Furthermore, I was told that Snapper part #7053740 is what is needed, and it's been discontinued by Snapper. I was offered a "good deal" on a new mower. Hmmmm... My mower was returned, now not running at all. Poking around the web, I came across this site: Snapper Electric Clutch The fourth item down is the very 7053740 that I'm supposed to need, and was told it "couldn't be found anywhere." I've also noted the price, with shipping, is about 1/3 the cost I was told the item would cost, were it available. Hmmmmm.... My questions are, is the diagnosis correct? Do these brake / clutch item fail this way? Is replacing one a big deal? Advice?