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 piece of HVAC equipment is flawless. There’s always a risk your mini-split can malfunction. To identify what is malfunctioning, you should locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Knowing what these codes refer to can help ensure fast mini-split repair, especially if professional help is necessary.
What any code means will ultimately depend on the specific model of your mini-split system. You can consult your manual for a guide for what each code means. You can also contact the HVAC pros at McFadden Heating & Cooling. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to deliver prompt mini-split repair in Dresden. Give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 to schedule an appointment.
Common Lennox Mini-Split Error Codes
While error codes may differ from model to model, there are some codes you’ll be more likely to see. To determine what your error code can mean, ask yourself the following:
Is your system a mini-split air conditioner or a mini-split heat pump?
Are there additional signs of what malfunctioned? A loud noise coming from a specific 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 means that communication between the mini-split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been impeded. It might be experiencing intermittent connection issues or have failed entirely. When the indoor and outdoor units can’t communicate with one another, it will not be able to adequately balance indoor temperatures.
E5 – Voltage Protection or Temperature Sensor Error
If you own a mini-split heat pump, an E5 error can stand for a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from McFadden Heating & Cooling may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both very high or low voltage can produce this error code.
For mini-split air conditioners, this code can also represent 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 most times be connected to your mini-splits compressor system, located within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is malfunctioning, the most likely culprit 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 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 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 facing high or low pressure issues.
Review the Manual for Your Specific Model
Don’t forget 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 should mean. But as many of these codes start with electrical problems, professional experience is typically needed.
Call McFadden Heating & Cooling for Mini-Split Repair
McFadden Heating & Cooling 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 diagnose your unique 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 Dresden, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 today.