Outdoors AC Leaking Oil

HVAC Condenser Coil Leak & Warranty

This is a quick lesson or reminder to anyone who just purchased a new AC system or new construction home. Most HVAC come with ten year warranty. But you need to register your unit with manufacturer for warranty to be valid.


Recently, our AC stopped cooling. Outside unit had visible oil leak. Apparently, oil is mixed in the refrigerant or coolant. Refrigerant evaporates leaving behind oil. So if you have oil leak, then you also have coolant leak. I figured that the fix would be simple as finding a small leaking part, replacing it, and then refilling refrigerant. Apparently our coil is leaking and that is essentially whole unit.

We called the company that installed HVAC originally. The guy initially scared me by saying that if we didn’t register the unit, then it probably is not under warranty and you cannot register now. It is only 3.5 years old unit.

Luckily, the company had registered it on their side, so all parts will be free. We still have to pay for labor which is still pretty high about $1100. But without warranty, it would have been another $1000 or so for the coil.

Deleted books still show up in Kindle Archives?

I had deleted a few books from my Kindle & from Amazon. In theory, these books should be gone from my** Kindle Archives** too. But these were still listed in Archives.

So I emailed Amazon support. They asked me to call them for more in-depth troubleshooting. Apparently there is syncing issue between various servers of Amazon like http://www.amazon.com/yourmedialibraryand http://www.amazon.com/myk servers. If you delete from http://www.amazon.com/yourmedialibrary before myk, then books go to Trash folder in yourmedialibrary servers. Now when you delete from myk, there is a chance that myk will not find the book in yourmedialibrary and it will get stuck in some weird loop.

The Fix is easy if you can see your books in Trash folder in yourmedialibrary:

  1. Go to http://www.amazon.com/yourmedialibrary
  2. Then click the View drop-down menu in the upper left corner.
  3. Select Trash from the list.
  4. Click on the box next to each item you wish to delete. Then, click the Return to Collection button.
  5. After books are returned to collection, go to http://www.amazon.com/myk
  6. The books you want to delete should appear there now.
  7. Now delete those books.

It should remove books from everywhere including Kindle Archives & yourmedialibrary.