I was lucky enough to catch it in defrost just recently and found what appeared to be some green-colored liquid at the bottom of the inside of the unit (near compressor and refrigerant tubes). Everything seems to be pretty wet. It runs quieter (this makes sense as the freon lubricates the compressor and parts). The tech is coming back tonight to finish things up (I hope). Thanks everyone.
I will talk to him about the shraeder valves and the possibility of residual dye (I wasn't there when he found them to be leaking (BOTH of them, one of which he replaced). I think it's ridiculous because every time he's come out they have been leaking I think.
Claiming the shraeder valves are leaking is a cop out, most if not all of them will leak a small amount, thats why there are caps on them, a good set of caps solves that problem, you almost certainly have a leak elsewhere.
You need a new service tech, as I posted before, one with the proper tools to do the job
It was really evident where the leak was. Dye was all over the place around the muffler on the high side, so that's why it was leaking so fast. I'll be using emergency heat again for a while until the part gets ordered and replaced. I like the fact that the company is working toward a solution, though. The service agreement has been great to have so far. So I know proper procedure, would he just pump down the system, replace the muffler and rebraze, and replace the filter drier? He said he would replace the filter drier when I asked him about it, so that's good I think.