Carrier Split Inverter error code "H6"

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Old 07-02-14, 10:47 PM
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Carrier Split Inverter error code "H6"

We are currently in a heat wave with high humidity and there was ice buildup on indoor unit. I turned off the unit, cleaned the dirty filters (likely cause of ice), and let the ice melt. Once all melted I turned the unit back on but only on the "fan" mode (rather than on "cool") to dry up the unit. As expected the unit sprayed a bit of mist/drops for a few minutes. Unexpected was that the unit made a very large noise (loud vibration) and then shut off with the error code "H6". Manual says that H6 signifies "indoor motor malfunction".
What is the cause of this error code ?
Should I reset the unit and try again? If so how?
 
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Old 07-02-14, 11:53 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

It sounds like water either got into the motor or into the control board.
Assuming the unit is off now and will be all night.... it should dry out so that you can reset unit in the AM.
 
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Thank you

Indeed i left it to dry all night, shut off the power and reset in the morning and it started like a charm. Has worked all day without problems. I am very grateful !
 
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Old 07-03-14, 05:26 PM
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You've cleaned the filter which was probably the source of your problem. If it wasn't..... the system may also be low on refrigerant.
 
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I also believe that it is the filter (although i dont pretend to have your experience) since only one year old, but i will keep a close eye on the situation and if ice buildup will assume a problem with the refrigerant.
 
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