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Wiring up a pump with capacitor and pressure switch

Recently I bought a Pentax jet pump for our appartment pressure drop problem. The pump works but as it stops by the pressure switch or manualy, the fuse blows !!
I actualy am not sure if it is wired up curectly with a capacitor and I am using it with a pressure switch but unfortunatly I don't have the instruction manual on how to do the electrical wiring.. any way I connected the fase and null to the wires that are connected to the capacitor as well but still there is a terminal namely SIGNAL. I didn't find instruction diagram anywhere.
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This is a confusing explination of your problem. Elect is dangerous and should be left to profectional's

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