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 could malfunction. To determine what is malfunctioning, you should locate where the mini split error codes are displayed. Knowing what these codes refer to can help ensure fast mini split repair, especially if professional help is required.
What each code means will ultimately depend 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 ACS Heating and Air Conditioning. Our technicians are trained to learn these codes in order to ensure prompt mini split repair in Tucker. Give us a call at 770-450-1539 to schedule an appointment.
Common Lennox Mini Split Error Codes
While error codes can differ from model to model, there are some codes you’ll be more likely to come across. To identify 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 clear signs of what malfunctioned? A loud noise coming from a specific component, for example.
Here are some 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 could be experiencing intermittent connection issues 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 could refer to a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from ACS Heating and Air Conditioning 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 can 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, similar to 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 concerned with your mini splits compressor system, housed within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is faulty, the most likely cause is excessively high temperatures. A high temperature at the discharge line may 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 malfunctioning, 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 control 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
Don’t forget that in general, error codes are specific to each model of a Lennox mini split system. Your manual will offer a guide for these error codes and what they should mean. But as many of these codes refer to electrical problems, professional experience is typically required.
Call ACS Heating and Air Conditioning for Mini Split Repair
ACS Heating and Air Conditioning 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 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 Tucker, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 770-450-1539 today.