Had the same problem.
Take the back off (after the usual precautions, unplug, turn water stopcocks to off).
Look at the bottom of the motor, there are 2 thin brown wires loosely held together with a short white protective tubing. It is likely that one or both of these wires have come loose from a Bakelite type connector going into the motor, near where the belt rotates.
This is the feedback tachometer to the control unit. Basically it tells the machine how fast the motor is going. When the machine starts to fill, the motor turns a couple of times, no feedback therefore the control unit stops the cycle and drains it.
I tried to solder the wires back onto the connector but when I refitted the motor the joints broke again (maybe I was too rough but the connector isn?t designed for re-soldering).
A replacement motor did the trick ? but check out Hotpoint?s service plan, it lasts for a year and they will replace the motor under that plan. If a different fault develops they will replace the machine for a new one. Hope mine breaks within the year?good luck.
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First, try turning off the mains power to the machine for 30 minutes and switching it back on to see if the error persists. This indicates a problem with the heater relay or heater. This usually means that the relay cannot be operated due to a heater fault and that the heater will need replacing. A service call to replace it will be the quickest option.
Code f03 means wash thermistor open circuit, this is normally part of the heating circuit, suggest you test heater and thermistos located in the end of the heater, and replace if necesscary. If heater o/k , then could be bad connection to control module, or broken wire, if still no joy, then call Hotpoint.
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