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 chance your mini-split can malfunction. To identify what is malfunctioning, you’ll want to 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 review your manual to find a guide for what each code means. You can also call the HVAC pros at TopTec. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to provide prompt mini-split repair in Libertyville. Give us a call at 847-362-0262 to request an appointment.
What Error Codes for Lennox Mini Splits Are Most Common?
While error codes may differ from model to model, there are some codes you’ll be more likely to come across. To learn what your error code might 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 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 signifies that communication between the mini-split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been hampered. It might 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 TopTec may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both unusually 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 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 could also be an issue with one of the temperature sensors.
P4 – Compressor Drive Error / High Temperature
A P4 error code will usually be connected to your mini-splits compressor system, located within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is not working, the most likely culprit is excessively high temperatures. A high temperature at the discharge line can also result in 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 faulty, a P6 error code is common.
When temperatures rise above safe levels, a safety switch will 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 concerns.
Review Your Service Manual for the Exact Model
Keep in mind 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 as many of these codes start with electrical problems, professional experience is usually needed.
Contact TopTec for Mini-Split Repair
TopTec 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 specific 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 Libertyville, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 847-362-0262 today.