I'm trying to resend a transaction unrecognized by network with increased gas price:

tx = eth.pendingTransactions[0]
eth.resend(tx, web3.toWei(0.5, "szabo"))

What I'm getting is:

Transaction 0x1c6f5e5ffd2109167fa2bad731224d5e5b3cec8a654debffaa665bdc12969020 not found
at web3.js:3119:20
at web3.js:6023:15
at web3.js:4995:36
at <anonymous>:1:1

What's wrong?

  • maybe it was commited to a block already?
    – Afr
    Oct 19 '16 at 12:11
  • I'm having the same issue. Did you ever find out what was wrong?
    – cobordism
    Jun 21 '17 at 11:43

Running this patch at the console works for me:

eth.resend = function (tx, gasPrice, gas) {
  if (gasPrice) {
    tx.gasPrice = gasPrice;
  if (gas) {
    tx.gas = gas;
  tx.data = tx.input;
  return eth.sendTransaction(tx);

I prefer to also add this convenience version:

eth.resendgwei = function (tx, gasPriceInGwei, gas) {
  if (gasPriceInGwei) {
    return eth.resend(tx, web3.toWei(gasPriceInGwei, 'gwei'), gas);
  else {
    return eth.resend(tx, null, gas);

Now, if your pending transaction is stuck because the gas price is too low, you can speed it up with:

eth.resendgwei(eth.pendingTransactions[0], 51);

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