Craftsman lawn tractor smoking badly
After spending a ridiculous amount of time changing the drive belt on my lawn tractor(they should really make it easier to do this), I started it up and white smoke came pouring out of what I think is the muffler.I didn't dare use it, so I shut it off. I tried to start it today and the same thing happened. There is also oil around the bottom of the oil tube where you fill it. The cap was screwed on correctly, so it didn't come from the top, but I wiped everything down and I can't find a leak anywhere. I am just concerned that I might destroy the engine if I use it when it is smoking so badly. I checked the air filter and it is clean and dry. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
There is a clip on Utube of a Craftsman lawn tractor doing exactly what mine is, only mine is smoking a lot worse.