There is no sign of an element blowing. Sometimes it works ok and other times it doesn't. The one constant is that the fan is on permanently. I normally cook at about 170 or 180 deg.
1. Yes the oven is hot inside.
2.The heat is coming from the rear and base panels.
3. The fan is the one above the oven and is on all the time whether the oven has been on or not.