Lennox mini-split systems are a solid way to provide compact, yet powerful temperature control for your home. Some models are built for air conditioning only, while heat pump models can deliver both heating and cooling.
But no home comfort system is flawless. There’s always a risk your mini-split will malfunction. To find out what happened, you should locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Recognizing what these codes mean can help ensure fast mini-split repair, especially if professional help is needed.
What each code means will ultimately rely on the specific model of your mini-split system. You can consult your manual for a guide for what each code means. You can also call the HVAC pros at Fairfield Heating & Cooling. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to ensure prompt mini-split repair in Lancaster. Give us a call at 740-331-4331 to schedule an appointment.
Common Lennox Mini-Split Error Codes
While error codes will differ from model to model, there are some codes you’ll be more likely to encounter. To identify what your error code could mean, ask yourself the following:
Is your model a mini-split air conditioner or a mini-split heat pump?
Are there other signs of what is happening? A loud noise coming from a key component, for example.
Here are a handful of the more common error codes for Lennox mini-splits.
E1 – Indoor / Outdoor Unit Communication
In general, an E1 error code means that communication between the mini-split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been hampered. It could be experiencing intermittent connection issues or have failed entirely. When the indoor and outdoor units can’t communicate with one another, it will not be able to effectively balance indoor temperatures.
E5 – Voltage Protection or Temperature Sensor Error
If you own a mini-split heat pump, an E5 error may stand for a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Fairfield Heating & Cooling may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both unusually high or low voltage can result in this error code.
For mini-split air conditioners, this code could also represent voltage issues. In other cases, it’s pointing you to a circuit problem with the outdoor temperature sensor.
E6 – Indoor / Outdoor Unit Communication
An E6 error code can also refer to a communication problem between the two units, like an E1 code. It may also be an issue with one of the temperature sensors.
P4 – Compressor Drive Error / High Temperature
A P4 error code will generally be related to your mini-splits compressor system, housed within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is malfunctioning, the most likely cause is excessively high temperatures. A high temperature at the discharge line may also lead to a P4 code.
P6 – Compressor Switch Open or Drive Board Failure
Your mini-split system will have computer boards that make sure the indoor and outdoor units can communicate with one another. If the drive board is faulty, a P6 error code is common.
When temperatures exceed safe levels, a safety switch should protect the electrical components of your mini-split system, including any components that manage the outdoor compressor. If this switch is open, the P6 code can appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is experiencing high or low pressure issues.
Check the Manual for Your Specific Model
Don’t forget that in general, error codes are specific to each model of a Lennox mini-split system. Your manual will provide a guide for these error codes and what they should mean. But because many of these codes stem from electrical problems, professional experience is usually needed.
Call Fairfield Heating & Cooling for Mini-Split Repair
Fairfield Heating & Cooling can offer fast and affordable ductless mini-split repair. Whether you own a mini-split AC system or a mini-split heat pump, our technicians can quickly diagnose your specific problem.
For some problems, repairs may not be worth it. But that doesn’t mean the mini-split replacement process has to be stressful. We can provide equally effective mini-split installation in Lancaster, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 740-331-4331 today.