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 deliver both heating and cooling.
But no ductless mini-split is flawless. There’s always a possibility your mini-split will malfunction. To determine what is malfunctioning, you’ll want to locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Recognizing 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 for a guide for what each code means. You can also contact the HVAC pros at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to provide prompt mini-split repair in Kearney. Give us a call at 308-624-3485 to book an appointment.
Common Lennox Mini-Split Error Codes
While error codes will differ from model to model, there are some codes you’ll be more likely to see. To learn 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 a specific component, for example.
Here are a handful 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 might be struggling with 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 refer to a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both unusually high or low voltage can produce this error code.
For mini-split air conditioners, this code can 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, 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, located 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 malfunctioning, a P6 error code is common.
When temperatures rise above safe levels, a safety switch should 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 issues.
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 start with electrical problems, professional experience is usually needed.
Call Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning for Mini-Split Repair
Thurston Heating & 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 diagnose 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 Kearney, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 308-624-3485 today.