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When you reinstalled the wheel did you make sure that the key was still there that locks the wheel to the axle? If you start the machine and try to move it while looking inside the wheel is the axle spinning inside the wheel that you had off, if so then you have lost the key or not installed it back into place.
There is a slot or keyway in the wheel as well as the axle, there should be a key in that keyway. If there is not then the axle will just spin inside the wheel and the machine will not move. This happens a lot because most people don't realize that there is a key there. Is the machine still sitting in the same place that you removed and reinstalled the wheel?
It will be 3/16" square about 2" long. It will be steel so a magnet would pick it up if you happened to have been in the grass. Did you repair the tire yourself or take it elsewhere to have it repaired?
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