Hi, my name is ***** ***** I have been in the home improvement and repair field for 20 years. I will be very glad to help you today. If you disconnect the power and remove the filter and cover then turn the fan blade by hand does it turn freely?
I have never seen the fan as the hood is cleaned regularly.
I suspect that the blade may be loose but this will not be able to be determined without some minor surgery. Are you quite handy with this sort of thing or are you just getting an idea before calling someone out?
I am good at cleaning but dare not touch anything electrical. I need some idea before I call anyone.
When it was working, did it rattle or make any sort of unusual noise? Did it stop while it was on or just not work when you turned it on?
It did not rattle but notices in the past few months it would automatically slow down on its own after half an hour. On Sunday it just stopped working.
It certainly sounds that the motor has seized. It will almost certainly need a new motor. It is hard to say what the cause may have been. It may have been caused by a slightly loose fan blade that bent the shaft of the fan motor and caused excessive friction. When you call someone out they will be prepared to replace the motor.
Are you able to recommend any one?
The best I can say is to contact the manufacturer to recommend techs in your area.
Who knows they may even warranty it or send a free motor. Not likely but possible. It certainly has happened before.
Even though I am not a technician I could tell the motor had stopped working. I did not get any useful answer.
I can tell you how to repair it if you are handy. I am not sure what the expectation is if you are unable to do the repair.
I am offering as much information as I can. I am glad to provide any further information you would like. Will you help me to meet your expectations?