This includes Pioneer, Carrier, and more units, but be sure to check the error codes for your specific unit.
There can be a difference in errors depending on the manufacturer and model, so always verify your mini split error code with the manual for the unit.
What is a Mini Split EL-01 Error Code?
A mini split EL-01 error code is a communication error between indoor unit and outdoor units.
The EL-01 error is a serial communication error between the indoor and outdoor units, meaning the two units are not able to communicate properly with each other.
This could be due to a fault in the indoor or outdoor PCB or wiring.
Causes and Fixes of a Mini Split EL 01 Error Code
- Wiring Connections or Voltage
- Damaged Wires
- Faulty Circuit Board (PCB)
- Faulty Unit
- Blown Fuse on Circuit Board
Check the voltage going into the unit as well as the communication lines between the indoor and outdoor units.
Sometimes, small rodents can chew on wires, causing problems. Examine the wire and be sure they do not have any damage and are making good connections.
The voltage can be checked at the indoor unit, and if no voltage is present, the PCB may be bad and need to be tested.
There is also a small relay that the PCB board controls can cause issues if it fails.
If the outside condenser or inside unit malfunctions, then it can cause many issues, including an EL-01 code.
There are several main components in both units that will need to be tested along with the internal wiring.
A blown circuit board fuse will stop the unit from working, leading to the error code displaying.
There are often several circuit boards inside the indoor and outdoor unit that can have fuses.
This includes the power supply and main PCB boards. If a fuse blows on one of the boards, it can cause errors.