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Lennox Mini Split Error Codes and What They Could Mean

October 25, 2021

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 possibility your mini split could malfunction. To find out what is malfunctioning, 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 necessary.

What any code means will ultimately rely 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 trust the HVAC pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. Our technicians are trained to recognize these codes in order to provide prompt mini split repair in Plainfield. Give us a call at 815-410-1231 to schedule 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 see. To determine what your error code could mean, ask yourself the following:

  • Is your system a mini split air conditioner or a mini split heat pump?
  • Are there other 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 indicates that communication between the mini split system’s indoor and outdoor units has been disrupted. It could be facing intermittent connection problems 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 may indicate a problem with the system’s voltage. A repair technician from PWA Heating & Cooling Inc may refer to it as overcurrent protection. Both very high or low voltage can result in this error code.

For mini split air conditioners, this code may 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 might also be a problem with one of the temperature sensors.

P4 – Compressor Drive Error / High Temperature

A P4 error code will generally be concerned with your mini splits compressor system, found within the outdoor unit. When the compressor drive is malfunctioning, the most likely culprit is excessively high temperatures. A high temperature at the discharge line could 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 issues.

Consult the Manual for Your Specific Model

Don’t forget 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 because many of these codes start with electrical problems, professional experience is usually required.

Call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc for Mini Split Repair

PWA Heating & Cooling Inc 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 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 Plainfield, bringing your new system online with little to no comfort disruption.

To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 815-410-1231 today.