My node Caffeine has a channel in pending status (close txid: 0de535ea74d72a952157640187b5a207fe977870a5c9b92f0aa99b9707c94779) with The Cave since months! My local balance is stuck in a "limbo" and I have no idea what to do... How to finalize the closure? How to get the balance out of the limbo?

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  • your transaction is not on the mem pool which meant that your close transaction is not committed. With implementation are you using? May 28, 2021 at 9:20
  • @vincenzopalazzo LND. What shall I do? Why doesn't unstuck itself if it's not in the mem pool?
    – alec_djinn
    May 28, 2021 at 18:57
  • if the tx is not in the mempool you have not close the channel May 28, 2021 at 19:19
  • @vincenzopalazzo I don't understand. Is there something I can do at this point?
    – alec_djinn
    May 28, 2021 at 19:57
  • try to contact the lnd team May 28, 2021 at 20:07

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I have open an issue on the GitHub repo of LND and a solution was found, here is the link https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/issues/5341

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