If you have an error code on a Carrier mini split, the problem can be found by using a code chart.
Carrier units will usually display the error code on the unit but can also use LED flashes to point to a problem.
Below are the error codes for a Carrier mini split and their meanings.
Note: It is always good to get the manual for your specific Carrier model as there may be differences in some cases.
Carrier Mini Split Error Codes List
- 08: Defrost Mode 1
- 0A: Defrost Mode 2
- EO: Indoor unit EEPROM parameter error.
- E1: Communication between indoor and outdoor units.
- E2: Indoor outdoor units communication error.
- E3: Indoor fan speed malfunction.
- E4: Indoor room temperature sensor (T1) malfunction.
- E5: Evaporator coil temperature sensor (T2) malfunction.
- E6: Indoor Unit EEPROM Parameter Error.
- EE: Water level alarm malfunction (Only for cassette and duct types).
- F0: Low charge or refrigerant system blockage.
- FO: Outdoor AC Current protection.
- EC: Refrigerant leak detection.
- F1: Outdoor ambient temperature sensor (T4) malfunction.
- F2: Condenser coil temperature sensor (T3) malfunction.
- F3: Compressor discharge temperature sensor (T5) malfunction.
- F4: Outdoor unit EEPROM parameter.
- F5: Outdoor fan speed malfunction.
- F6: Indoor coil outlet sensor malfunction (located on outdoor unit low).
- P0: Inverter module (IPM) malfunction.
- P1: Over voltage or under voltage protection.
- P2: High temperature protection of compressor
- P4: Compressor five malfunction.
- P5: Indoor unit mode conflict.
- P6: Low pressure protection.
- P4: Inverter compressor drive error.
- F8: Compressor Suction Temperature sensor defective.
- L3: Drive Phase current overload defective.
- L4: Phase Current Sampling defective.
- L1: Drive bus voltage overload protection.
- L2: Drive bus voltage overflow protection.
- P5: Compressor phase current protection.
- P6: Outdoor over high/over-low DC voltage protection.
- P7: IPM Temperature over heat protection.
- P8: Compressor discharge Temperature overheat protection.
- P9: Cooling indoor Unit anti-freezing protection.
- PU: Cooling Outdoor Coil over heat protection.
- PE: Heating indoor coil over heat protection.
- PC: Cooling outdoor ambient Temperature over-low protection.
- PH: Heating outdoor ambient Temperature over-high protection.
- E2: Zero crossing signal detection error.
Troubleshooting a Carrier mini split begins by looking up the error code on a chart list which will list the cause.
Once the code is matched, the error will point to the unit’s problem.
For example, an E1 error code is a communication problem between indoor and outdoor units.
This is usually in the communication line that goes between the two units.
Checking all the connections and using multi-meter to check for any shorts or open usually would solve the issue.
This is only one example with other error codes being used the same way.
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