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If the fan is no longer running, the noises are probably caused by components overheating.
You might try opening the unit to see if the fan blades are visible. If they are, with the plug pulled of course, push on a fan blade to see if the shaft is binding. If it is, and you can see the front and rear of the shaft, you might try spraying those points with WD-40 or similar. The sleeve bearings in cheap fans can build up particles and jam the shaft which can sometimes be freed with penetrating lubricant. If it still isn't free or cannot be accessed, you may be able to buy a compatible fan at an electrical supply house.

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