Lennox mini-split systems are a solid way to provide compact, yet effective 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 determine what is malfunctioning, 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 required.
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 trust the HVAC pros at Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to deliver prompt mini-split repair in Yukon. Give us a call at 405-494-7444 to schedule 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 identify what your error code can 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 key 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 means 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 be unable to properly balance indoor temperatures.
E5 – Voltage Protection or Temperature Sensor Error
If you own a mini-split heat pump, an E5 error can indicate a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both excessively high or low voltage can produce 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, similar to an E1 code. It could also be a problem 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 cause 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 make sure 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 control 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 concerns.
Consult the Service Manual for Specifics
Keep in mind that in general, error codes are specific to each model of a Lennox mini-split system. Your manual will offer a guide for these error codes and what they should mean. But since many of these codes stem from electrical problems, professional experience is often necessary.
Trust Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning for Mini-Split Repair
Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 identify 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 Yukon, bringing your new system online with minimal comfort disruption.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 405-494-7444 today.