Lennox mini-split systems are an excellent way to provide compact, yet powerful temperature control for your home. Some models are built for air conditioning only, while heat pump models can deliver both heating and cooling.
But no home comfort system is flawless. There’s always a risk your mini-split can malfunction. To identify what went wrong, you’ll want to locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Knowing what these codes mean can help ensure fast 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 to find a guide for what each code means. You can also call the HVAC pros at Bishop’s HVAC. Our technicians are trained to learn these codes in order to deliver prompt mini-split repair in Sacramento. Give us a call at 916-591-6889 to book an appointment.
Common Error Codes for Lennox Mini Splits
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 is happening? A loud noise coming from an important component, for example.
Here are a handful 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 might be experiencing 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 could indicate a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Bishop’s HVAC 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 represent 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, 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 can also lead to 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 control the outdoor compressor. If this switch is open, the P6 code may appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is experiencing high or low pressure issues.
Check Your Service Manual for Specifics
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 should mean. But since many of these codes refer to electrical problems, professional experience is typically needed.
Trust Bishop’s HVAC for Mini-Split Repair
Bishop’s HVAC can provide 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 Sacramento, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 916-591-6889 today.