I have a funding transaction stuck in mempool due to low fees. Searchng around I have find that there is "BumpFee" wallet option to push your transaction. i have tried in this way:

~$ lncli wallet bumpfee [Channel_point] --sat_per_byte 150

>[lncli] rpc error: code = Unknown desc = the passed output doesn't belong to the wallet

When type:

~ $ lncli pendingchannels

i can see the transaction waiting for confirmation, but when type:

~$ lncli wallet pendingsweeps

{ "pending_sweeps": [] }

there arent. The transaction is still present when type:

~ $ lncli listchaintxns

Someone can try to explain or have had similar behaviour? Don’t found so much useful stuff in Github



I solved the problem whit CPFP (children pay for parent).

I used the unconfirmed change of the fund TX stuck in mempool to open a new channel.

At the time of broadcasting TX the median fee is around 150sat/vb, so i chose to slight increase at 200 sat to ensure good probability to push the first fund tx and the second one in the next block avaible.

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    Can you please give me the command using the fund TX stuck in mempool to open a new channel? When I do a new 'lncli openchannel' I cannot specify the fund TX stuck in mempool. I tried it with the same Public Key and the same local-amt but instead a new channel was opened to this Node. The old unconfirmed transaction still stuck on the mempool. Again: Can you please post how the command TX stuck in mempool to open a new channel looks like? Thanks in advance – MykelSilver2222 Jul 18 '20 at 11:49

I got a sweep TX (from a force closed channel) stuck, also due to low fees. This answer is inspired by OPs answer.

I got it working with:

lncli openchannel \
--sat_per_byte=${fees per byte for the funding transaction of the new channel} \
--min_confs=0 \
${remote nodes id} \
${local amount}

The --min_confs=0 part is the important bit, it allows lnd to use unconfirmed TXes for the funding, but that doesn't mean it will use that particular unconfirmed TX.

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