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 deliver both heating and cooling.
But no piece of HVAC equipment is flawless. There’s always a chance your mini-split will malfunction. To identify what is malfunctioning, you’ll want to 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 the error 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 call the HVAC pros at Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc.. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to ensure prompt mini-split repair in Hodgenville. Give us a call at 270-358-3167 to book an appointment.
What Error Codes for Lennox Mini Splits Are Most Common?
While error codes can differ from model to model, there are some codes you’ll be more likely to see. To identify 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 clear 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 might be facing 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 properly balance indoor temperatures.
E5 – Voltage Protection or Temperature Sensor Error
If you own a mini-split heat pump, an E5 error can refer to a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 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, 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 usually be connected to your mini-splits compressor system, found within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is not working, the most likely culprit 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 damaged, a P6 error code is common.
When temperatures exceed safe levels, a safety switch should 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 issues.
Consult Your Service Manual for Specifics
Remember 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 since many of these codes stem from electrical problems, professional experience is often required.
Contact Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. for Mini-Split Repair
Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 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 Hodgenville, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 270-358-3167 today.