Ditto over here. Both as described by OP and the clothes do not dry out. I have all the expansions, minus seasons, Parenthood, Vampires, and then Laundry Day stuff (obviously). I'll be making a thread about the drying process.
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? EPs: Cats & Dogs, Get to Work, City Living, Get Together (basically all but Seasons) GPs: Parenthood, Vampires SP: Laundry Day
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Add flowers to tub, wash laundry in the Laundry Tub, hang to dry on clothesline
What happens when the bug occurs? I try to get clean laundry. The clothes will start out as filthy, turn to pristine while they are being physically washed, then they end up "used" as soon as the washing is complete. Then, after going on the clothesline, the sim will do a quick T pose, and clothes disappear and reappear, and then the clothes are dripping (soaked) until they become filthy. They sometimes never dry. Sometimes, the clothes can be put on the ground then back on the line and they'll dry after 20 hours. There is no moodlet about anything other than dry clothing.
What do you expect to see? I expect my clothes to be pristine (or clean) at the end of the washing, to dry as scripted (20 hours), then to be dry and clean, and put away. I expect a moodlet for adding flowers when my sim wears the clean and dry clothing.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure
I got the game after the seasons patch, so I cannot confirm nor deny if the patch has anything to do with the bug(s).
Got my sim a washer/dryer unit. Clothes that are washed and are pristine in the washer are still pristine when put on the drying line. Clothes that are "used" from the laundry tub are "used" when they go in the dryer, but get dry as expected. Clothes that are washed in the tub with flowers and are re-washed in the washer will have a floral moodlet, then turn pristine (and dry in the dryer). Clothes still take too long to dry.
seems like you're describing several issues and there's several threads around. Merged yours with this one for the moment. Need to find the other. It's a bit hard to keep them all separate as there seem quite a few issues that might be connected.
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June 2018 - last edited June 2018
I'm having an issue with vampires using the clothes line. My vampire sim just drops the laundry on the floor while his human partner is able to hang the washing just fine. I have tested other vampires on the same lot and seem to get the same result. I have all packs and no mods.
Update - the only way to resolve this seems to be to start a new game. Sigh.
I tested this with these results:
Playing without Seasons: When a Sim uses the clothing line, the clothes become invisible in the middle of the animation. They re-appear after reloading the lot.
Playing with Seasons: No bugs. Animation correct, clothes stay visible, drying quite fast (I tested in spring with no rain occuring), everything clean.
July 2018 - last edited July 2018
i don't own Seasons, but i was hoping that today's patch would have fixed this.