I told the maintenance dude that I deserve a new washer and dryer. He said okay. He's acutally a pretty cool guy.
Okay. The water heater is fine. He says they found the problem in the wiring outside near the water heater. One of the wire nuts had a bit of a meltdown. Apparently the breaker was working all along.
And they're done working before I could even finish this post. They say it's working now, and I need only wait for the water to heat up.
Cross your fingers. I think today is gonna be the day!