We seem to be having a problem too. We always have used electric on our water heater. I push the on button at the water heater and listen for it to come on. This time it did not come on. I pushed the switch on and off a couple of times, but it never came on. The switch to me felt like it was not working. Didn't feel right. So assumed it was the switch. (did check breaker). I had Shirley turn the gas button on while I stood at the heater. Nothing. That was till I pushed the button at the heater to on. Fired right up on gas. So the switch must work. So oh wise ones . Where should I start??