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Aircon Blinking Lights and their Malfunction Codes

These error codes are provided based on the best of our knowledge, the same set of error codes may differ depending on the different models. We are not liable for any mistakes in the malfunction codes: When your "timer" light blinks, it is not that your timer is faulty. Most manufacturer uses blinking LED lights to indicate a faulty air conditioning system. DAIKIN error codes: AO Indoor Error of external protection device A1 Indoor PCB defect A3 Indoor Malfunction of drain Level control system A5 Indoor Freeze-up prevention A6 Indoor Fan motor lock, Overload A7 Indoor Malfunction of swing motor flap A9 Indoor Malfunction of EEV AF Indoor Drain level above limit (clogging) AJ Indoor Malfunction of capacity set device C3 Indoor Malfunction of drain thermistor C4 Indoor Malfunction of liquid pipe thermistor C5 Indoor Malfunction of gas pipe thermistor C7 Indoor Lower louvre limit switch/motor C9 Indoor Malfunction of air thermistor CC Indoor Malfunction of moisture sensor CA Indoor Malfunction of discharge air thermistor CJ Indoor Malfunction of remote control thermistor CE Indoor Malfunction of radiant heat sensor E0 Outdoor Activation of outdoor safety device E1 Outdoor PCB defect E3 Outdoor Activation of high pressure switch E4 Outdoor Activation of low pressure switch E5 Outdoor Activation of compressor over heat protection E5 Outdoor Compressor motor lock E6 Outdoor Compressor start up error E6 Outdoor Standard compressor lock/overcurrent E7 Outdoor Fan motor lock, Overload E8 Outdoor Inverter input overcurrent E9 Outdoor Malfunction of EEV EA Outdoor Four way valve defective. F3 Outdoor Abnormal discharge pipe temperature F6 Outdoor Refrigerant overcharged FC Outdoor Low pressure drop. H3 Outdoor High pressure switch defect H4 Outdoor Low pressure switch defect H6 Outdoor Compressor motor position detection sensor error H7 Outdoor Fan motor position detection sensor error H8 Outdoor Current transformer error H9 Outdoor Malfunction of air thermistor J1 Outdoor Malfunction of pressure sensor J2 Outdoor Current sensor malfunction J3 Outdoor Malfunction of discharge pipe thermistor Now press the MODE button, the second "0" will Carry on pressing the Temperature UP button and listen to the beeping sound, stop when you hear a double beep. For example: it is now showing "C0". Now press the Temperature UP button, "0" will become "A" and the air conditioner will respond with either a single beep or double beep. Stand facing the particular air conditioner you wanted to test. 2) You will see 00 on the remote controller. The first "0" will be blinking. 1) If your DAIKIN remote controller comes with a "test" button, use it. Otherwise press the Temperature UP, Temperature DOWN and the MODE buttons all at the same time. Instruction to retrieve Daikin error code using the remote controller:



J3 Outdoor Malfunction of discharge pipe thermistor J4 Outdoor Low pressure saturation thermistor J5 Outdoor Malfunction of suction pipe thermistor J6 Outdoor Malfunction of heat exchanger thermistor

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes

Now press the MODE button, the second "0" will be blinking. Now press the Temperature UP button, "0" will become "1" and the air conditioner will respond with either a double beep or a continuous beep. The continuous beep is the error code. For example "C4", it means it is a faulty liquid pipe thermistor.

J7 Outdoor Malfunction of heat exchanger liquid thermistor J8 Outdoor Malfunction of liquid pipe thermistor J9 Outdoor Malfunction of gas pipe thermistor JA Outdoor Malfunction of discharge pipe pressure sensor JC Outdoor Malfunction of suction pipe pressure sensor JH Outdoor Malfunction of oil temperature sensor L0 Outdoor Malfunction of inverter L3 Outdoor Electronic component box overheat L4 Outdoor Inverter cooling defect L5 Outdoor Comp motor ground fault, Short circuit L6 Outdoor Compressor motor grounding/short circuit L7 Outdoor Total input overcurrent L8 Outdoor Comp overload, Motor disconnected L9 Outdoor Compressor lock LA Outdoor Power unit malfunction LC Outdoor Transmission between inverter & outdoor P1 Outdoor Inverter over ripple P3 Outdoor Thermistor abnormality P4 Outdoor Power unit humidity sensor malfunction PJ Outdoor Failure of capacity set resistor U0 System Shortage of refrigerant or EEV failure U1 System Negative phase, Open phase U2 System Power supply insufficient U3 System Wiring check operation not executed U3 System Mismatch of indoor and outdoor units (Split only) U4 System Transmission between indoor units U5 System Transmission to remote controller U6 System Malfunction transmission outdoor to BP unit U7 System Transmission between outdoor units U7 Outdoor Malfunction between outdoor boards(RMX/RX RK) U8 System Transmission between master & slave R/C U9 System Transmission error between indoor to outdoor UA System Excessive number of fancoils UC System Address duplication of central controllers UE System Transmission error between indoor & central UF System Refrigeration system not set/wiring - piping UH System Terminals 1 and 3 crossed (Split/Skyair) Mitsubishi (Mr Slim) error codes:

The Mr. Slim error code is represented by the number of blinks on the LED (light emitting diode). No of blinks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 Fault Indoor PCB (printed circuit board) FCU thermistor faulty FCU fan motor error Compressor error (or starter) Condenser thermistor defrost thermistor Condenser PCB error Refrigerant error

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries error codes: Code E1 E2 E5 E6 E7 E8 Indoor PCB failure Duplication of indoor unit address Indoor / Outdoor Communication error Indoor Coil Thermistor Indoor Thermistor (return) Overload (heating mode) or Coil Thermistor Shorted


E8 E9 E10 E11 E12 E14 E16 E28 E32 E34 E35 /E37 E36/39 E38 E40 E41 E42 E43 E45 E46 E47 E48 E49 E51 E56 E57 E59 E60 E63 Float switch activated

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes

Overload (heating mode) or Coil Thermistor Shorted

Exceeded number of indoor units per controller (16 max) More than one unit connected to controller while addressing units Check adress if still on old 48 or 49 factory setting master / slave setting or wiring error Indoor Fan motor Remote controller sensor error 2 of the 2 phase power supply error Abnormally low current on L3 Outdoor Heat exchanger thermistor error Abnormally high compressor discharge temperature or thermistor error Outdoor air thermistor High pressure switch activated Inverter power transistor overheated Compressor high current Exceeded the number of inddor units to outdoor Indoor / Outdoor transmission error Address conflict Inverter over voltage DC outdoor fan motor error Low pressure fault Inverter PCB fault or Power transistor fault Power transistor Thermistor Low refrigerant Compressor startup error Compressor position detection error Emergency stop of indoor unit

Samsung error codes: The Samsung wall mounted air conditioner error code is represented by blinks on the different LEDs (light emitting diode): * blinking Fault FCU Air Thermistor FCU coil thermistor Indoor Fan motor Indoor EEPROM (or options settings not set) Outdoor Error Samsung MH***FVEA/MH***FBEA series error codes: * * * Operation * * * Timer Turbo * * * * *

Indoor Error Code

E1 - 01 E1 - 02 E1 - 21 E1 - 22 E1 - 23 E1 - 28 E1 - 29

Comms error (outdoor not receiving signal) Comms error ( Outddor cannot communicate) Indoor air thermistor Indoor "in" coil thermistor Indoor "out" coil thermistor Indoor "in" coil thermistor, detached Indoor "out" coil thermistor, detached


E1 - 30 E1 - 53 E1 - 54 E1 - 61 E1 - 62 E1 - 63 E1 - 85 E1 - 86 E2 - 01 E2 - 51 E2 - 59

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes

Indoor ""in" and out" coil thermistor, detached Indoor float switch second detection Indoor fan motor Indoor units set on conflicting heating and cooling mode EEPROM error Option code setting error cable mis-wiring MPI error Number of indoor units mismatch Compressor discharge Thermistor Refer to outdoor unit error code Outdoor Unit malfunction codes E1 - 01 E1 - 02 E1 - 88 E1 - 90 E1 - 99 E2 -02 E2 -03 E2 -21 E2 -37 E2 -46 E2 -61 E3 -20 Comms error (indoor unable to receive data) Comms error (abnormal data, indoor unit over 60 packets) Indoor "out" coil thermistor Pipe Check operation failure No pipe check operation detected (try auto addressing) Comms error Outdoor cooms error between main and sub pcb Outdoor air thermistor Outdoor coil thermistor Condenser "out" Thermistor error Compressor discharge thermistor, detached Compressor OLP sensor error

LG error codes: LG error code is a 2 digit error code (eg. 48), wired remote controller and some of the wall mounted aircon models provide a display to show this error codes. However, if the aircon/remote controller does not come with any displays, the error code will be a combination of the blinking LED as seen below. An error code of 48 will have the LEFT LED (2nd digit) blinking 8 times and the STAR LED (1st digit) blinking 4 times.

Error Code 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 CL

Fault Indoor air thermistor error Indoor coil thermistor error indoor wired remote controller poor communication signal Drain pump / Float switch activated (ceiling cassette unit) Indoor / outdoor communication error Outdoor pipe thermistor error indoor/outdoor Different operation modes Child lock function selected, not an error, press timer and min button simultaneously for >3sec to toggle.

Po 21 22

Jet Cool mode selected, not a fault, press Jet cool to toggle IPM fault (compressor over current) CT2 (max current), current exceeded 14A


23 24 25 26 28 32 33 40 41 44 45 46 47 48

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes

DC link low voltage, voltage less than 140V Low / High pressure switch open Abnormal AC voltage input DC compressor position DC link high voltage Discharge pipe high temperature (inverter) Discharge pipe high temperature (non-inverter) CT circuit malfunction Discharge pipe thermistor error Air thermistor error Condenser thermistor error Suction pipe thermistor error Discharge pipe thermistor error (non-inverter) D-pipe and air sensor dual sensor unplugged

51 52 53 54 60 61 62 63 65 67 105

Over capacity Communication error (main w sub) Communication error (indoor w outdoor) Outdoor 3-phase power supply error EEPROM check sum mismatch Condenser thermistor high temperature Heat sink thermistor high temperature Condenser thermistor low temperature Heat sink sensor error Outdoor BLDC Fan jammed / lock or fan circuitry problem Communication error (main board w fan board)

Hitachi (Ras-model) error codes: The ras model error code is represented by the number of blinks on the LED (light emitting diode):

No of Blinks 14 15

Fault Jammed Fan Motor Indoor Thermistor

Sanyo (inverter, sap kmv series) error codes: The above model error code is represented by the combination of blinks and lighted LED on the 3 different LED (light emitting diode), operation, swing and timer. * blinking 0 lighted up Fault FCU Thermistor Compressor Thermistor Operation Swing * * Timer


Condenser Thermistor *

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes


FCU coil thermistor

Condenser suction pipe thermistor Abnormal current FCU miswire High Ampere Wrong Voltage IGBT protection activated (overheating) Outdoor ROM Compressor discharge gas overheat Indoor fan motor 4 way valve switching problem Condenser Fan motor Compressor 0 0 * 0 0 0 0 * 0

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0 0 0 0 0 0 * 0 * 0 0 * * 0

Sanyo Inverter type malfunction code retrieval instruction Step 1: Press and hold the remote controller QUIET button, 1 HR TIMER button and the ACL (reset) button concurrently. When this has been done, "oP-1" (test run) appears, blinking, in the remote controller clock display area. Step 2: Next, press the 1 HR TIMER button once to change the display from "oP-1" to "oP-3" (self-diagnostics). (The display continues to blink.) Step 3: Finally press the ON/OFF button to engage self-diagnostics mode. The self-diagnostics function utilizes the 3 indicator lamps on the main unit, in combinations of ON lamps, blinking lamps, and OFF lamps, to report the existence of sensor trouble or a protective operation. (The lamps blink or remain ON for 5 seconds, then turn OFF for 2 seconds.) Self-diagnostics is completed when the buzzer sounds 3 short beeps. A maximum of 3 self-diagnostics reports are displayed, for 5 seconds each, beginning with the most recent report. Following this display the lamps turn OFF. In order to view the self-diagnostics results again, press the ON/OFF button again. The 3 lamps remain OFF if no trouble has occurred. <IMPORTANT> After self-diagnostics is completed, be sure to press the ACL (reset) button to return to normal mode. The air conditioner will not operate if this is not done. Sanyo Malfuction code by Error code display S01 S02 Room temperature sensor failure Indoor coil sensor failure


S03 S04 S05 S06 S07 E01 E02 E03 E04 E05 E06 E07 E08 E09 E10 E11 E12 E13 Humidity sensor failure Comp. temperature sensor failure Outdoor coil sensor failure Outdoor air sensor failure Outdoor current sensor failure Indoor/outdoor communication failure HIC circuit failure (Compressor/Fan circuit) Outdoor unit OTP rom failure Peak current cut off PAM or Active circuit failure High compressor discharge temperature Indoor fan operating failure 4 way valve switching failure (RV) No refrigerant protection DC compressor drive circuit failure Outdoor fan operating failure Error in outdoor unit Freeze prevention activated

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes

Fujitsu error codes (hard wired series) When EE:EE is displayed, press "energy save" and "zone control" simultaneously for about 3-5 secs. Or , press "temperature Up" and "temperature down" simultaneously for 3-5 secs. Otherwise, try 'Master " and "Fan" simultaneously for 3-5 secs. The lcd display should display the relevant error code. Code E0 or 00 E1 or 01 E2 or 02 E3 or 03 E4 or 04 E5 or 05 E6 or 06 E7 or 07 E8 or 08 E9 or 09 EA or 0A EB or 0B EC or 0C ED or 0D EE or 0E EF or 0F 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Fault Communication error - indoor to remote Communication error - indoor to outdoor Indoor Air Thermistor Open Indoor Air Thermistor Shorted Indoor Coil Thermistor Open Indoor Coil Thermistor Shorted Outdoor Coil Thermistor Open Outdoor Coil Thermistor Shorted Power source connection failure Drain Problem (float switch activated) Outdoor Air Thermistor Open Outdoor Air thermistor Shorted Discharge Thermistor Open Discharge Thermistor Shorted High pressure problem Check refrigerant Outdoor PCB error Indoor fan motor error Outdoor abnormal signal Outdoor EEPROM failure Compressor temperature failure Pressure switch error IPM failure CT error


19 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F Active filter Module Failure Compressor failure Outdoor fan motor failure Inverter to PCB comms failure

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes

2 way valve sensor error (heat pump series) EEV error Connection indoor unit error

Fujitsu error codes (by reading at flashing LED from outdoor PCB) Outdoor PCB Fault Codes Inverter OD Unit PCBs (1 red LED) OD PCB LED Pulses = 1 Models 9-30 = Comms Failure Models 36-54 = Comms Failure OD PCB LED Pulses = 2 Models 9-30 = Disch Sensor Fail Models 36-54 = Disch Sensor Fail OD PCB LED Pulses = 3 Models 9-30 = Pipe Sensor Fail Models 36-54 = Pipe Sensor Fail OD PCB LED Pulses = 4 Models 9-30 = Air Sensor Fail Models 36-54 = Air Sensor Fail OD PCB LED Pulses = 5 Models 9-30 = 2 Way Valve Sensor Models 36-54 = OD PCB LED Pulses = 6 Models 9-30 = 3 Way Valve Sensor Models 36-54 = OD PCB LED Pulses = 7 Models 9-30 = Compressor Thermistor Models 36-54 = Compressor Thermistor OD PCB LED Pulses = 8 Models 9-30 = Pressure Switch Models 36-54 = Heat Sink Sensor Fail OD PCB LED Pulses = 9 Models 9-30 = Indoor Comms Error Models 36-54 = Pressure Switch OD PCB LED Pulses = 10 Models 9-30 = Current Trip Models 36-54 = OD PCB LED Pulses = 11 Models 9-30 = CT Fail Models 36-54 = OD PCB LED Pulses = 12 Models 9-30 = Compressor Position Fail Models 36-54 = IPM Error

OD PCB LED Pulses = 13 Models 9-30 = Compressor Start Fail Models 36-54 = Compressor Position Fail


OD PCB LED Pulses = 14 Models 9-30 = Timer Failure Models 36-54 = Compressor Start Fail OD PCB LED Pulses = 15 Models 9-30 = Models 36-54 = OD Upper Fan Fail OD PCB LED Pulses = 16 Models 9-30 = Models 36-54 = OD Lower Fan Fail OD PCB LED Pulses = Slow Blink Models 9-30 = Models 36-54 = Protect Operation Non Inverter OD PCBs (2 red LEDs) LED1 = Blinks LED2 = Blinks OD PCB Fail LED1 = 1 Pulse LED2 = Lit Power Source Failure LED1 = 2 Pulse LED2 = Lit OD Disch Temp Sensor LED1 = 3 Pulse LED2 = Lit OD Pipe Sensor LED1 = 4 Pulse LED2 = Lit OD Air Sensor LED1 = 5 Pulse LED2 = Lit Comms Failure LED1 = 6 Pulse LED2 = Lit Indoor Unit Error LED1 = 7 Pulse LED2 = Lit High Discharge Temp LED1 = 8 Pulse LED2 = Lit High Pressure LED1 = 9 Pulse LED2 = Lit Compressor Temp Abnormal LED1 = 10 Pulse LED2 = Lit Compressor Temp Sensor Fail Inverter Multi AOY30

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes

This has 4 LEDs A,B, C & D to denote which circuit has the fault Up to 8 flashes - faults are identical to above 9-30 Single System 9 Pressure Switch A 10 Pressure Switch B 11 Indoor Unit Indexing Problem 12 IPM Fail



12 IPM Fail 13 Compressor Position Fail 14 Compressor Fail 15 OD Fan Upper Fail 16 OD Fan Lower Fail 17 PCB Fail

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes

Panasonic (Inverter) error codes: Malfunction Code H00 H11 H12 H14 H15 H16 H19 H23 H24 H25 H27 H28 H30 H33 H34 H36 H38 H39 H41 H50 H51 H52 H58 H64 H97 H98 H99 F11 F17 F90 F91 F93 F94 No Fault Found Communication error (indoor w outdoor) Indoor unit capacity mismatch Indoor air sensor (thermistor) error Compressor thermistor error Current Transformer (CT) open circuit indoor fan motor jammed (locked) indoor coil thermistor (1) error indoor coil thermistor (2) error Indoor e-ion abnormality outdoor air thermistor error Condenser coil thermistor error Compressor thermistor error Wiring connection error (indoor w outdoor) Outdoor heat sink temperature abnormality Outdoor gas pipe thermistor error Indoor/outdoor mismatch (brand code) Abnormal indoor operating / standby unit Abnormal wiring or copper pipe connections Condenser fan abnormality Nozzle lock abnormality Limit switch abnormality Indoor gas sensor abnormality Outdoor high pressure sensor abnormality Condenser fan motor jammed (locked) Indoor high pressure protection Indoor anti freeze protection Cooling / Heating cycle abnormality Indoor standby unit freezing abnormality Power factor correction (PFC) circuit protection x 2 Refrigeration cycle abnormality Compressor rotation failure Compressor discharge pressure overshoot protection F95 F96 F97 F98 High pressure protection (cool mode) IPM (power transistor) overheating protection Compressor overheating protection Total running current protection 3) Point the remote controller at the aircon and press the "timer" up/down buttons to toggle the error code. 4) once the correct error code is retrieved, the aircon will beep. Instruction to retrieve Panasonic error code using the remote controller: 1) Turn off the aircon using the remote controller. 2) Use a sharp object to press the "Check" button. "00" will first appear. Fault



F98 F99

Total running current protection

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes

Outdoor Peak DC (direct current) protection

Toshiba Malfunction Codes Malfunction code retrieval instruction: Use a sharp object to press the "CHK" button on the lower left side of the original toshiba remote controller. Then use the "timer" buttons to toggle (change) the malfunction codes as indicated below. The fault will be indicated with a long beep or continuous beep lasting about 10 seconds. Code 00 0C 0D 04 08 09 0B 12 14, 1C, 1D, 1F 15 18 19 20 21 97 98 99 1E B5 B6 B7 FF Malfunction No indoor units connected Faulty indoor air thermistor Faulty indoor Coil Thermistor Indoor - Outdoor communication error Reverse change temperature Protection device activated, no temperature change detected in fan coil. Float switch activated Indoor microprocessor fault Refer to outdoor unit (Super Multi) Refer to Multi Controller Outdoor El Thermistor error Outdoor (liquid/Discharge) Thermistor error Low pressure trip High Pressure trip LAN comm. fault, check indoor PCB Duplicated zone address No communication between inddor unit and its wired remote controller High Compressor discharge temperature External input display fault or high level refrigerant leak if RD1 is fitted. External interlock display fault or high level refrigerant leak if RD1 is fitted. Faulty slave unit (Group) No Fault

TECO Fault Codes: When a TECO air conditioner is faulty, the operation light will be flashing. The combination of the DEFROST, TIMER and AUTO will indicate the type of malfunction. Please note that we've added our own interpretation on the last column. Defrost Timer Auto * * * * * * Flash * * * * Flash Type of Fault Module Protection Compressor top protection against Compressor overheating or faulty discharge temperature thermistor Our Interpretation

Outdoor ambient sensor abnormal Condenser air thermistor faulty Too low or high voltage supply Indoor ambient sensor abnormal Fan speed beyond control zero crossing examination error Condenser overheating, check fan speed and condenser heat Temperature fuse protection or Indoor / outdoor do not match Voltage supply error, check supply voltage Indoor air thermistor faulty Faulty fan motor


exchanger or non matching indoor outdoor unit (check model and type)

Flash Flash Flash Flash

EEPROM data Error

EEPROM error

Indoor outdoor communication fault Indoor / Outdoor PCB or cabling faulty


Flash * Flash * Flash

Aircon Astiquer - Aircon Blinking light & Malfunction Codes

Indoor outdoor communication fault Indoor / Outdoor PCB or cabling faulty Indoor outdoor communication fault Indoor / Outdoor PCB

Midea Indoor Malfuction Codes (MSE /MSX/MSK Series) Code E0 E1 E2 E3 E5 E6 P0 P1 P2 P4 Fault EEPROM parameter error Communication error - indoor to outdoor Zero-crossing signal error Fan speed out of control Outdoor temperature Thermistor error Indoor room/Coil Thermistor error IGBT over -strong current protection Over or low voltage protection Temperature protection of compressor top Inverter Compressor drive error

Midea Outdoor Malfuction Codes ( 21K-24KBTU MSK Series) Code 1 2 3 4 5 6 Fault Communication error - indoor to outdoor Phase sequence error Pressure protection T3 Error Indoor T1/T2 Error Normal

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