Lennox mini-split systems are a great 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 could malfunction. To find out what went wrong, you’ll want to locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Understanding what these codes refer to can help you kick-start mini-split repair, especially if professional help is needed.
What any 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 call the HVAC pros at Smyth Air Conditioning. Our technicians are trained to learn these codes in order to ensure prompt mini-split repair in Lake Worth. Give us a call at 561-533-6066 to request 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 come across. To determine what your error code can mean, consider the following:
Is your system a mini-split air conditioner or a mini-split heat pump?
Are there additional signs of what is happening? A strange 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 signifies that communication between the mini-split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been disrupted. It might be struggling with 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 Smyth Air Conditioning may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both excessively high or low voltage can result in this error code.
For mini-split air conditioners, this code can also stand for 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, similar to an E1 code. It may also be a problem with one of the temperature sensors.
P4 – Compressor Drive Error / High Temperature
A P4 error code will most times be related to your mini-splits compressor system, found within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is malfunctioning, the most likely reason is excessively high temperatures. A high temperature at the discharge line can also trigger 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 damaged, a P6 error code is common.
When temperatures exceed 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 may appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is struggling with high or low pressure issues.
Check the Manual for Your Specific Model
Keep in mind that in general, error codes are different for each model of a Lennox mini-split system. Your manual will offer a guide for these error codes and what they can mean. But since many of these codes refer to electrical problems, professional experience is typically needed.
Call Smyth Air Conditioning for Mini-Split Repair
Smyth 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 Lake Worth, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 561-533-6066 today.