Lennox mini-split systems are a solid way to provide compact, yet effective 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 ductless mini-split is flawless. There’s always a chance your mini-split could malfunction. To find out what happened, you should locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Knowing what these codes mean can help you kick-start mini-split repair, especially if professional help is required.
What the error code means will ultimately depend on the specific model of your mini-split system. You can check your manual for a guide for what each code means. You can also contact the HVAC pros at Stieferman Heating Company Inc. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to deliver prompt mini-split repair in Jefferson City. Give us a call at 573-635-3547 to book an appointment.
Common Lennox Mini-Split Error Codes
While error codes may differ from model to model, there are some codes you’ll be more likely to see. To determine 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 clear signs of what is happening? A strange noise coming from a key component, for example.
Here are a few of the more common error codes for Lennox mini-splits.
E1 – Indoor / Outdoor Unit Communication
In general, an E1 error code signifies that communication between the mini-split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been disrupted. It might be facing intermittent connection problems or have failed entirely. When the indoor and outdoor units can’t communicate with one another, it will be unable to properly balance indoor temperatures.
E5 – Voltage Protection or Temperature Sensor Error
If you own a mini-split heat pump, an E5 error could stand for a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Stieferman Heating Company Inc may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both excessively high or low voltage can create this error code.
For mini-split air conditioners, this code may also indicate 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 a problem with one of the temperature sensors.
P4 – Compressor Drive Error / High Temperature
A P4 error code will usually be related to your mini-splits compressor system, located 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 result in a P4 code.
P6 – Compressor Switch Open or Drive Board Failure
Your mini-split system will have computer boards that ensure the indoor and outdoor units can communicate with one another. If the drive board is faulty, a P6 error code is common.
When temperatures rise above safe levels, a safety switch will 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.
Consult the Manual for Your Specific Model
Remember 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 can mean. But because many of these codes stem from electrical problems, professional experience is often required.
Call Stieferman Heating Company Inc for Mini-Split Repair
Stieferman Heating Company Inc can deliver 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 Jefferson City, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 573-635-3547 today.