Lennox mini split systems are an excellent way to provide compact, yet effective 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 ductless mini split is flawless. There’s always a possibility your mini split could malfunction. To identify what is malfunctioning, you should locate where the mini split error codes are displayed. Understanding what these codes refer to can help you kickstart mini split repair, especially if professional help is required.
What the error 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 call the HVAC pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to ensure prompt mini split repair in Bossier City. Give us a call at 800-COOLING to request 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 see. To learn what your error code might 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 is happening? 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 indicates that communication between the mini split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been disrupted. It could be struggling with 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 properly balance indoor temperatures.
E5 – Voltage Protection or Temperature Sensor Error
If you own a mini split heat pump, an E5 error may refer to a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both very high or low voltage can result in this error code.
For mini split air conditioners, this code can 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, like 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 concerned with your mini splits compressor system, located within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is malfunctioning, the most likely culprit is excessively high temperatures. A high temperature at the discharge line can also lead to 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 damaged, 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 manage the outdoor compressor. If this switch is open, the P6 code could appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is struggling with 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 can mean. But since many of these codes refer to electrical problems, professional experience is usually required.
Call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning for Mini Split Repair
Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning 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 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 Bossier City, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 800-COOLING today.