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 home comfort system is flawless. There’s always a risk your mini-split can malfunction. To find out what went wrong, 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 necessary.
What the error 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 trust 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 encounter. To learn what your error code might mean, consider the following:
Is your model a mini-split air conditioner or a mini-split heat pump?
Are there other 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 signifies that communication between the mini-split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been hampered. It may be experiencing intermittent connection issues or have failed entirely. When the indoor and outdoor units can’t communicate with one another, it will not be able to effectively balance indoor temperatures.
E5 – Voltage Protection or Temperature Sensor Error
If you own a mini-split heat pump, an E5 error can indicate a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating 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 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 most times be related to your mini-splits compressor system, housed within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is not working, the most likely cause 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 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 rise above 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 could appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is experiencing high or low pressure concerns.
Check the Manual for Your Specific Model
Remember 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 because many of these codes stem from electrical problems, professional experience is often necessary.
Call Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating for Mini-Split Repair
Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating 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 diagnose your unique 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 Northridge, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (818) 727-9993 today.