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 offer both heating and cooling.
But no ductless mini-split is flawless. There’s always a risk your mini-split could malfunction. To determine what went wrong, you’ll want to locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Knowing what these codes refer to can help you kick-start mini-split repair, especially if professional help is required.
What each 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning. Our technicians are trained to learn these codes in order to provide prompt mini-split repair in Odessa. Give us a call at 432-237-0168 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 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 clear signs of what malfunctioned? 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 disrupted. It may be struggling with 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 indicate a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both very high or low voltage can result in 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, similar to 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 related to your mini-splits compressor system, located within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is malfunctioning, 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 faulty, 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 facing high or low pressure issues.
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 can mean. But since many of these codes stem from electrical problems, professional experience is usually required.
Call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning for Mini-Split Repair
Redhawk 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 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 Odessa, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 432-237-0168 today.