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 provide both heating and cooling.
But no piece of HVAC equipment is flawless. There’s always a risk your mini-split can malfunction. To identify what went wrong, you’ll want to locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Understanding what these codes mean can help you kick-start mini-split repair, especially if professional help is necessary.
What each code means will ultimately depend on the specific model of your mini-split system. You can check your manual to find a guide for what each code means. You can also contact the HVAC pros at Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to provide prompt mini-split repair in Northridge. Give us a call at (818) 727-9993 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 come across. To identify what your error code could 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 loud 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 hampered. It may 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 may stand for a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both unusually high or low voltage can create this error code.
For mini-split air conditioners, this code may also represent 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, similar to 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 connected to 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 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 control the outdoor compressor. If this switch is open, the P6 code may appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is facing 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 offer a guide for these error codes and what they can mean. But because many of these codes stem from electrical problems, professional experience is typically necessary.
Call Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating for Mini-Split Repair
Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating 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 identify 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 Northridge, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (818) 727-9993 today.