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Did you get the electric clutch wires reattached to the clutch? They had to be removed to install the new deck belt.
Manual engaged clutch or button on the dash?
Cable from the deck engage lever goes to the deck, and has to move the idler with the cable movement. Is the cable in place and moving the idler bracket?
See cable and spring , to the idler pulley bracket?
That is what tightens the belt. Is it moving the idler?
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So do you have a hand on why the deck does not work? Belt has to be tight when engine is OFF and the engagement lever is on?
And engaged? If so, you have belt routed wrong. or the cable is not moving the lever.
Cable broke inside the housing?
Unhook the cable at the deck and pull on the cable , and work the lever, to see if all is connected.
Replace the cable!