Thanks for the help. You were right. There is a start relay. I just needed more light to see it.
I checked voltage on the relay, and found it to be zero. That led me to believe it was simply the guardette that was also stuffed into the relay cover. I bypassed the guardette and the unit started, sort of. The evaporator fan started turning and the compressor attempted to start. The light on the same circuit as the fridge got dim, then the circuit breaker tripped. Tried this a couple of times with the same result.
I tried to reach down and touch the compressor to see if it was running, but not enough time before the circuit breaker tripped.
So, I know I have a faulty guardette, along with something else.
I'm guessing it to be one of three things:
1. Bad compressor
2. Bad start relay, not moving from start to run; or only going to run.
There are no shorts from the three pins on the compressor to case ground.