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It does sound like there is a fuel issue but probably not water. Most of the time when fuel is left sitting that long it will no burn properly therefore you need to get the old fuel out of the carburetor and fuel tank and get some fresh fuel in there. You may even need to clean the carburetor jets since they can become stopped up from the old fuel it develops a varnish when sitting that long. You could try spraying some carburetor cleaner or a little bit of fuel directly into the throat of the carburetor and see if the machine will at least start on it.
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