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Refrigerator compressor will not kick on

Amana 20 energy saver. Moved from parents house to future wife's. Laid down horizontally for 40-50 mins, then stood vertically for 36 hrs before attempting to power. Lights come on, compressor will not kick on. Is there a safety kill switch that I can reset? If so, How?
model - BX20NL
s/n - 9012068674
manufactoring # - P7812527WL
In advance, thank you for any assistance

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Is it possible that with the moving a cable may have been pulled. Open the cover on the compressor connections and check that all wires are fitting snug.

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