Refrigerator won't start, was transported on its back!

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Some start relays have no return spring - the plunger is gravity assisted on return. It could be jammed or hung up. With the box fully upright, remove the cover and lightly rap on the relay with the wooden handle of a hammer.
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Hi again,
Thanks to all those that replied to my original post!
First, the fridge is a "Westinghouse Monaco Frost Free". I've checked for the starting relay, and I assume it is the small part (in this model anyway) affixed to the compressor itself. Three small connectors forming a triangle extrude from the compressor and they insert in (what I identified as) the relay,holding it into place.
The relay also has a round moving part at the bottom that is held by some kind of connector. I assume that this part is responsible for starting the compressor and defines this gizmo as the relay.
Now, I'm not sure if it was malfunctioning but as I tried to pull one of the wire from the relay, a connector on the moving part was really frail and broke. So I'm getting a new one and hopefully it will fix the problem (yeah, right!).
I have to wait for that part as the store I went to had to order it. In the meantime, is there a way to test the compressor itself to see if it's working?
I dare not do anything with the three connectors coming out of the compressor without some advice first! I have a good meter and basic knowledge of electricity (enough to know that electricity is a very dangerous friend!).
Thanks again,
James Jones
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