Lennox mini split systems are an excellent 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 chance your mini split can malfunction. To find out 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 each 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 trust the HVAC pros at Air Temperature Control. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to ensure prompt mini split repair in Macon. Give us a call at 478-202-3170 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 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 other signs of what is happening? A strange noise coming from a specific 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 hampered. It might be experiencing intermittent connection problems or have failed entirely. When the indoor and outdoor units can’t communicate with one another, it will be unable to adequately 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 Air Temperature Control 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 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 a problem with one of the temperature sensors.
P4 – Compressor Drive Error / High Temperature
A P4 error code will most times be concerned with your mini splits compressor system, housed within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is not working, the most likely reason 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 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.
Review 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 start with electrical problems, professional experience is typically needed.
Call Air Temperature Control for Mini Split Repair
Air Temperature Control 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 unique 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 Macon, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 478-202-3170 today.