Lennox mini-split systems are a solid 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 ductless mini-split is flawless. There’s always a possibility your mini-split will malfunction. To determine what happened, 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 needed.
What the error code means will ultimately rely on the specific model of your mini-split system. You can consult your manual to find a guide for what each code means. You can also call the HVAC pros at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning. Our technicians are trained to learn these codes in order to deliver prompt mini-split repair in Bishop. Give us a call at 760-784-9034 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 encounter. To determine 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 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 could be facing 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 can refer to a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both excessively high or low voltage can produce this error code.
For mini-split air conditioners, this code can 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 may also be an issue with one of the temperature sensors.
P4 – Compressor Drive Error / High Temperature
A P4 error code will usually 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 may also lead to 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 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 could appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is facing high or low pressure concerns.
Consult the Manual for Your Specific Model
Keep in mind that in general, error codes are specific to each model of a Lennox mini-split system. Your manual will provide a guide for these error codes and what they should mean. But since many of these codes stem from electrical problems, professional experience is typically needed.
Call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning for Mini-Split Repair
Bishop 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 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 Bishop, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 760-784-9034 today.