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 provide both heating and cooling.
But no piece of HVAC equipment is flawless. There’s always a possibility your mini split can malfunction. To determine what is malfunctioning, you’ll want to locate where the mini split error codes are displayed. Recognizing what these codes mean can help you kickstart mini split repair, especially if professional help is needed.
What the error 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 AW Heating & Air Conditioning. Our technicians are trained to learn these codes in order to provide prompt mini split repair in Lincoln. Give us a call at 402-438-7992 to book 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 identify what your error code may mean, consider the following:
- Is your system a mini split air conditioner or a mini split heat pump?
- Are there clear signs of what malfunctioned? A loud 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 means that communication between the mini split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been disrupted. It could be experiencing intermittent connection problems or have failed entirely. When the indoor and outdoor units can’t communicate with one another, it will be unable to properly 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 AW Heating & Air Conditioning 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 can also indicate 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 might also be a problem 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 reason 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 malfunctioning, 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 can appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is struggling with high or low pressure concerns.
Consult 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 have a guide for these error codes and what they can mean. But because many of these codes start with electrical problems, professional experience is usually needed.
Call AW Heating & Air Conditioning for Mini Split Repair
AW 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 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 Lincoln, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 402-438-7992 today.