Problem with imported transaction/credit card payment

My bank has cleared a 213.78 payment from my checking acct to my Amex card.  My Amex card account reconciles with the item cleared, but when I clear it in my checking account, it throws off the balance incorrectly.  As long as I keep it UNCLEARED in my checking account, everything reconciles.  I recorded it, like I always do, using Record Payment, so I'm not sure what's going on.  As soon as I mark it cleared, my checking balance says it's 213.78 "off".   

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  • Do you have another transaction for $213.78 that you cleared by mistake (thinking it was the CC payment)?

    Bottom line is if the payment cleared, that should be marked as cleared. If the cleared balance doesn't agree, there is a problem elsewhere rather than with this transaction.

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  • Well, as I said, the other account (my Amex account) shows it's cleared and 0 balance which is correct.  If I delete that transaction, it throws off the Amex account.  It is the exact same amount, 213.78, that is the problem in my checking.   I don't have any other transactions in that amount.

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      • dakinemaui
      • dakinemaui
      • 6 mths ago
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      Cadet Blue Android I perhaps wasn't clear. The other transaction for which you're looking is also in your checking account. Checking has two 213.78 outflows, one of which is cleared by mistake.

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  • I understood you.  But there is NO other transaction for 213.78 in my checking.

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  • Reconcile, clear the relevant transactions in YNAB that are cleared at the bank and make a reconciliation adjustment transaction. 

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  • That's what I ended up doing after driving myself crazy looking for it.  Thank you.  I just wish I could figure out why that happened.

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