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Cranks but won't start after we replaced one broken belt below deck

I have an older model Craftsman lawn tractor. One of the two belts below the deck broke while mowing and we replaced it. Now can't get the mower started. It started just fine before the belt change. Has new sparkplugs, new fuelfilter, new battery, fresh fuel... any ideas? It is cranking good, but just won't run.

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Try different spark plugs. sometimes because they are new doesn't mean they are good. check the bottom of the old plugs for raw fuel.

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