Today I drilled out the last mounting screw that held my motor in the melted wemo fan. I was now able to take a closer look at the motor and found the windings when viewed from the front are actually black and crispy looking. Not like the rear view that shows shiny copper windings.
front view vs rear view
I suspect something caused the motor to overheat damaging the plastic shroud and motor alignment. Then the fan gouged a ditch into the shroud and then the esc shutdown. The Rotor is seized and will not budge. It appears something within the motor failed but what? I bought these motors from edfhobbies and I think this motor was one of their house brands. Perhaps a warranty can be honored if one of the bearings failed.