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Only runs for 15 seconds or so.

This unit sat around for years until it was given to me. I changed the sparkplug type ignitor and fuel, put some additive into the tank incase there was any water I missed, cleaned the injector, air filters, and fuel filter. When it's plugged in it runs for about 15 seconds. So I disconnected the photo sensor and it acts the same way. Does this mean the photo sensor is bad or could it be the breaker?

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