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 deliver both heating and cooling.
But no ductless mini-split is flawless. There’s always a risk your mini-split can malfunction. To determine what is malfunctioning, you should locate where the mini-split error codes are displayed. Recognizing 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 consult your manual for a guide for what each code means. You can also call the HVAC pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to ensure prompt mini-split repair in Oxford. Give us a call at 662-281-1231 to schedule an appointment.
What Error Codes for Lennox Mini Splits Are Most Common?
While error codes can 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 model a mini-split air conditioner or a mini-split heat pump?
Are there clear signs of what malfunctioned? A strange noise coming from a specific 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 signifies that communication between the mini-split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been hampered. It could be facing 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 could stand for a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc 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 may 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, similar to an E1 code. It may also be an issue 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, found within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is faulty, the most likely culprit 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 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 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 could appear. You may also find the P6 code if the compressor is struggling with high or low pressure issues.
Check the Service Manual for the Exact Model
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 because many of these codes start with electrical problems, professional experience is typically required.
Contact Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc for Mini-Split Repair
Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc 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 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 Oxford, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 662-281-1231 today.