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 possibility your mini-split can malfunction. To identify what happened, you’ll want to 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 necessary.
What any code means will ultimately rely 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 contact the HVAC pros at AC Sales. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to ensure prompt mini-split repair in Lafayette. Give us a call at (337) 234-2345 to schedule 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 can mean, ask yourself the following:
Is your system a mini-split air conditioner or a mini-split heat pump?
Are there other signs of what malfunctioned? A strange noise coming from a specific 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 disrupted. It could be facing intermittent connection problems or have failed entirely. When the indoor and outdoor units can’t communicate with one another, it will not be able 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 AC Sales may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both excessively high or low voltage can produce this error code.
For mini-split air conditioners, this code can 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, similar to an E1 code. It could also be a problem with one of the temperature sensors.
P4 – Compressor Drive Error / High Temperature
A P4 error code will generally be connected to your mini-splits compressor system, located within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is faulty, the most likely culprit 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 ensure the indoor and outdoor units can communicate with one another. If the drive board is malfunctioning, 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 can appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is struggling with high or low pressure concerns.
Consult 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 have a guide for these error codes and what they should mean. But since many of these codes stem from electrical problems, professional experience is typically necessary.
Call AC Sales for Mini-Split Repair
AC Sales 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 identify 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 Lafayette, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (337) 234-2345 today.