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 offer both heating and cooling.
But no ductless mini-split is flawless. There’s always a risk your mini-split will malfunction. To identify what is malfunctioning, you should locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Understanding what these codes mean can help ensure fast mini-split repair, especially if professional help is needed.
What the error code means will ultimately depend on the specific model of your mini-split system. You can consult your manual to find a guide for what each code means. You can also trust the HVAC pros at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning. Our technicians are trained to learn these codes in order to provide prompt mini-split repair in Thedford. Give us a call at 519-296-4437 to request 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 come across. To learn what your error code might mean, consider the following:
Is your system a mini-split air conditioner or a mini-split heat pump?
Are there additional signs of what is happening? A strange noise coming from an important 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 indicates 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 indicate a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both very high or low voltage can result in this error code.
For mini-split air conditioners, this code could also indicate voltage issues. In other cases, it’s alerting 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 might 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, located within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is faulty, the most likely reason is excessively high temperatures. A high temperature at the discharge line can also trigger 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 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 could appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is struggling with high or low pressure concerns.
Review the Manual for Your Specific Model
Keep in mind that in general, error codes are different for each model of a Lennox mini-split system. Your manual will have a guide for these error codes and what they can mean. But as many of these codes refer to electrical problems, professional experience is typically necessary.
Call Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning for Mini-Split Repair
Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning can provide 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 might 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 Thedford, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 519-296-4437 today.