Lennox mini-split systems are a solid way to provide compact, yet effective 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 chance your mini-split can malfunction. To identify what is malfunctioning, you should locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Recognizing what these codes refer to can help ensure fast mini-split repair, especially if professional help is needed.
What each code means will ultimately depend on the specific model of your mini-split system. You can review your manual to find a guide for what each code means. You can also call the HVAC pros at James Heating & A/C, Inc. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to deliver prompt mini-split repair in Lexington. Give us a call at 336-853-6070 to request an appointment.
Common Lennox Mini-Split Error Codes
While error codes can differ from model to model, there are some codes you’ll be more likely to see. To learn what your error code might mean, ask yourself the following:
Is your model a mini-split air conditioner or a mini-split heat pump?
Are there other signs of what is happening? A loud noise coming from a key 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 signifies that communication between the mini-split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been disrupted. It may 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 adequately balance indoor temperatures.
E5 – Voltage Protection or Temperature Sensor Error
If you own a mini-split heat pump, an E5 error can indicate a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from James Heating & A/C, Inc 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 generally be connected 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 could also result in a P4 code.
P6 – Compressor Switch Open or Drive Board Failure
Your mini-split system will have computer boards that make sure 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 manage the outdoor compressor. If this switch is open, the P6 code can appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is experiencing high or low pressure issues.
Review the Manual for Your Specific Model
Remember 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 stem from electrical problems, professional experience is usually required.
Call James Heating & A/C, Inc for Mini-Split Repair
James Heating & A/C, Inc can offer 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 Lexington, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 336-853-6070 today.