blown double pole switch for electric motor
I am trying to install a replacement double pole switch to control an electric gate motor.
I purchased a Leviton pn: CSB2 20A switch to replace the non-functioning one.
The switch stops working each time I turn it on. My inside circuit breaker does not pop open; it remains closed. According to the diagram accompanying the switch, wiring from the motor and the load each connect to the top poles. There is no other diagram showing which pole to attach the hot wire and the motor lead.
There is no wiring connected to the bottom poles. The white and ground leads coming from the service panel continue through the conduit to the various pieces of the circuitry inside the gate housing.
The Circuit does function:
I can complete the circuit by connecting the load wire and the motor lead (which runs to a 20A fuse inside the housing). The gate motor functions normally via the remote control when wired this way.
I can live w/o a switch- but, it would be nice to have it installed.
What am I doing wrong?