Electric Hot water heater Home › Forums › Archives › Old Bulletin Board Archives › Electric Hot water heater This topic has 1 reply, 1 voice, and was last updated 21 years, 9 months ago by Anonymous. Viewing 1 reply thread Author Posts 23 Apr 1999 at 2:25 am #285376 ladylene266 Im running short on hot water all of a sudden. What would cause this? My hot water heater is electric. 23 Apr 1999 at 11:57 pm #306042 Anonymous One of two things, your diptube is shot, or you bottom element is not working properly. With electric I would check element first….Lou Author Posts Viewing 1 reply thread The forum ‘Old Bulletin Board Archives’ is closed to new topics and replies.