I have (as best I can read off the tag) a GE, Model# 5SCA65AA6, Type SCA, 1/2 HP, single phase, 110v motor powering my SB 11".
The motor gets very hot and it does it rather quickly. It will start to make "strained" noises short time which can be alleviated by oiling the bearings but it only lasts for a short time. Applying the oil to the bearings is like dumping it on the ground as the oil just runs through it. Yes, I can switch to a higher viscosity oil but I'm pretty sure the bearings need some work.
How much effort is it to rebuild one on these? Am I looking at bearings or bushings? Is it "worth it" to try and rebuild this motor or just go with a newer and probably more efficient option?
I'd like to hear some opinions.