Lennox mini split systems are a great way to provide compact, yet powerful 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 home comfort system is flawless. There’s always a possibility your mini split will 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 kickstart mini split repair, especially if professional help is required.
What any code means will ultimately rely on the specific model of your mini split system. You can consult your manual for a guide for what each code means. You can also trust the HVAC pros at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to ensure prompt mini split repair in Wharton. Give us a call at 979-323-6130 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 identify what your error code may mean, consider the following:
- Is your model a mini split air conditioner or a mini split heat pump?
- Are there additional 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 indicates 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 be unable to effectively 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both very high or low voltage can produce this error code.
For mini split air conditioners, this code could also stand for 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, similar to 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 generally be related to your mini splits compressor system, found 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 can 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 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.
Review the Manual for Your Specific Model
Keep in mind that in general, error codes are different for each model of a Lennox mini split system. Your manual will have a guide for these error codes and what they can mean. But since many of these codes start with electrical problems, professional experience is often needed.
Call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating for Mini Split Repair
Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 identify 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 Wharton, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 979-323-6130 today.