so i appreciate the manual links on this site but through no fault of appliance junk, the frigidaire manual turns out to be junk on this problem -- well that might be a little harsh. there's some there there, it's just not all there.
the first check is easy. ohm the motor off the 6 pin connector (which is the larger of the two connectors even though the other is a 10 pin). I'm at 2.9 on all windings and factory is 2.6 so I think I'm in the ballpark (either accuracies on my meter or slight degredation but basically right there).
next check for power through door switch, thumbs up. (one problem with all these tests is they give you pin numbers, but of course the connectors aren't numbered. now the 6 pin connector is a single row so you got a 50 50 chance and given color codes it is pretty easy to see which end is ground, line and neutral (4,5,6) so then you know which is 1,2,3 but when you get to the 10 pin connector forget about having any idea which pin is which pin).
so now I'm down to testing the ten pin plug. depending on the cycle chosen I'm getting 120 to up to 4 of the pins but I find no neutral on any of the pins. the manual says to test with pin 5 as the common. as noted above there is no way to know which is pin 5. after some study i can figure it out by tracing wires. pin 5 comes from the neutral side of the timer, but you're only going to read neutral if -- as i read the diagram -- contact 8 on the timer is engaged. which as far as i can tell is different from cam 8 but maybe i'm wrong.
and to top matters off , there is no reference to this contact in the timer cycle chart and there is no reference in that chart whatsoever to what keeps the timer motor running.
so I confess I'm looking for some help to take the next step. I think I have both the timer and the motor controller from another machine so I can swap out, but I'm retentive enough to want to know what isn't making. anyone have any idea how the pins on the 10 pin connector are actually numbered and which cam is supposed to run the timer motor?
and I know the timer motor is running, if anything its running too well. the machine fills and the timer runs like crazy. the entire cycle from wash to spin takes about 7 minutes. it empties and fills accordingly several times durning that brief cycle but i assume normally when the motor controller supplants the timer because a normal cycle is much longer than that.
any info, theories, etc. appreciated.