I have just run across a first for me. My neighbor's Snapper 33" RER mower, model 331313 BE, front frame has cracked and separated about 1/2" just about at the front edge of the seat. (Not totally broken through the entire frame yet). I only found it because he was scalping his yard whenever he cut it, and asked me if it could be adjusted any higher. After looking in his manual and finding out how to adjust it, I was baffled. There are two cables with seven spacers on each side that are used to adjust the height, and it was at the highest setting that it could be adjusted. I just happen to notice the crack in the frame after 30 minutes of looking around. It did cause the deck to lower by about an inch. My question: Has anyone ever had any experience in replacing the frame, and if so, how difficult of a job is it? If we can get it off, it can be welded and should be as good as new. About a year ago I replaced the head gasket and rebuilt the carburetor for him, and it runs like new. Don't know why it cracked. The part # is 17 (Snapper # 7041653YP) on the IPL in case anyone wants to check for a better understanding. ALL help appreciated. Thanks!