I have a 1333 SWE in need of a new friction disc. It was slipping because the friction ring is shot. It's the same design as the other MTD's, two halves bolted together. Should be $15 for a new ring like the other ones right? Ha! They don't sell just the ring for this series for some reason. They used to sell a complete disc # 718-0494 for $25. However, it's now been superceded to a new # 618-0296 which is a complete assembly with the bearing and hub for $125. What a croc! $125 to replace a friction wheel? The hub and bearing on mine are just fine. I've been trying to locate a 718-0494 disc but every place I've tried is out of stock. Does anyone have or know where I can get one? Is there an aftermarket solution? The diameter of the disc is 6" by the way. I'll bite the bullet if I have to, but I hate being ripped off for something that should be a simple inexpensive part. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.