Well, I’ve been monitoring my WH, and it hasn’t failed to operate normally for the last 3 days. I have been adjusting the thermostat, just to get it to shut off at a proper temp – it had been too hot, even set slightly less than “MED” on the dial. The water is still a little hot for my liking, but I can live with it this way. Since I’ve been adjusting the temp downward, I haven’t had any problem with the fan running and the burner not, nor had I ever been without hot water. Thanks for the help.