Lennox mini-split systems are an excellent 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 home comfort system is flawless. There’s always a risk your mini-split could malfunction. To determine what happened, you should locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Understanding what these codes refer to can help you kick-start mini-split repair, especially if professional help is needed.
What each code means will ultimately rely 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to ensure prompt mini-split repair in Alliance. Give us a call at 308-321-4703 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 determine what your error code can mean, consider the following:
Is your model a mini-split air conditioner or a mini-split heat pump?
Are there clear signs of what is happening? A strange noise coming from an important 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 means that communication between the mini-split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been disrupted. It may be experiencing 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 adequately balance indoor temperatures.
E5 – Voltage Protection or Temperature Sensor Error
If you own a mini-split heat pump, an E5 error may indicate a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces 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 stand for 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, 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 generally 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 could 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 faulty, 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 can appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is facing high or low pressure concerns.
Consult the Manual for Your Specific Model
Keep in mind 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 because many of these codes start with electrical problems, professional experience is usually needed.
Trust Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces for Mini-Split Repair
Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces 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 diagnose 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 Alliance, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 308-321-4703 today.