Lennox mini-split systems are a great way to provide compact, yet effective temperature control for your home. Some models are built for air conditioning only, while heat pump models can offer both heating and cooling.
But no piece of HVAC equipment is flawless. There’s always a risk your mini-split will malfunction. To determine what is malfunctioning, you’ll want to locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Knowing what these codes mean can help you kick-start mini-split repair, especially if professional help is necessary.
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 contact the HVAC pros at SchagrinGAS Company. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to provide prompt mini-split repair in Middletown. Give us a call at 302-231-1380 to book 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 may mean, consider the following:
Is your system a mini-split air conditioner or a mini-split heat pump?
Are there other 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 indicates that communication between the mini-split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been hampered. It could be facing 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 could stand for a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from SchagrinGAS Company may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both very high or low voltage can create this error code.
For mini-split air conditioners, this code could 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, like an E1 code. It might also be an issue with one of the temperature sensors.
P4 – Compressor Drive Error / High Temperature
A P4 error code will most times be connected to your mini-splits compressor system, found within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is malfunctioning, the most likely cause is excessively high temperatures. A high temperature at the discharge line may also lead to 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 damaged, 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 struggling with high or low pressure issues.
Check the Manual for Your Specific Model
Don’t forget 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 should mean. But because many of these codes refer to electrical problems, professional experience is often necessary.
Call SchagrinGAS Company for Mini-Split Repair
SchagrinGAS Company 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 Middletown, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 302-231-1380 today.