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 ductless mini split is flawless. There’s always a chance your mini split could malfunction. To determine what is malfunctioning, you’ll want to locate where the mini split error codes are displayed. Understanding what these codes refer to can help ensure fast mini split repair, especially if professional help is required.
What any 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 Kilbourne Heating & AC. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to deliver prompt mini split repair in Delray Beach. Give us a call at 561-287-7071 to schedule 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 come across. To determine 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 additional signs of what is happening? A loud noise coming from an important 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 impeded. It may 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 effectively balance indoor temperatures.
E5 – Voltage Protection or Temperature Sensor Error
If you own a mini split heat pump, an E5 error may refer to a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Kilbourne Heating & AC may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both excessively high or low voltage can create this error code.
For mini split air conditioners, this code could also represent 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 most times be concerned with 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 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 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 may appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is struggling with high or low pressure concerns.
Review 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 have a guide for these error codes and what they should mean. But because many of these codes refer to electrical problems, professional experience is typically necessary.
Call Kilbourne Heating & AC for Mini Split Repair
Kilbourne Heating & AC 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 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 Delray Beach, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 561-287-7071 today.