I bought a 2005 Champion #2690082 18HP-44, used over the winter. I'm afraid I've offended the people at Simplicity complaining about my issues with the mower because they havent responded to my last email. Im needing basic info like how to remove or level the deck, etc. I wrote the company and asked them for an owners manual. To which they replied that it was online under the model #(or what they call the manufactures something number). Well I'd already looked, and there is a nice illustrated parts list, but no owners operator manual for that model number that I can find.