[NEEDS SAVES] Breakable Objects can't be repaired

by rvchelsims

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Re: Breakable Objects can't be repaired

EA Sims Team

Could anyone who's encountering this issue possibly share a save file with me where you've seen it occur? You can DM me the link to your save, thanks so much!


Instructions for sending me your saves: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-4-Bug-Reports/INFORMATION-How-to-Send-User-Files-to-The-Sims-4-Tea...

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Sims Can't Repair Broken Objects

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★★★ Newbie

Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number?
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All packs except Snowy Escape, Dream Home Decorator, and Paranormal.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Wait until a repairable item breaks in game - in my save, the toilet broke after a Goofball sim pranked it and another sim used it. Then attempt to have a sim fix the object or hire a repair service. Either way, the sim repairs indefinitely, never finishing the repair. The action only ends when it is cancelled and the object is still broken.
What happens when the bug occurs? Repairable items can not be fixed via the repair or hire a repair service options - sims continue repairing indefinitely with no success.
What do you expect to see? Sims or repair service sims can finish repairing an item after a certain amount of time, resulting in the item being fixed and working functionally again.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Not now. I've removed them.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. I have only noticed this issue since the 5/27/21 patch.

I tried restarting my game and repairing my game, but neither of these things fixed the issue.



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Re: Sims Can't Repair Broken Objects

@cuttlefish16 I merged your post with the current thread on this.

Could you send your save to Nick as asked above.

Good Luck


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Re: Repairing objects bug

★ Apprentice

washer and dryer have been buggy for me as well.


My vacuum robot sometimes has the problem where i try to repair it and the action just keeps going....

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Re: [NEEDS SAVES] Breakable Objects can't be repaired

★★★ Newbie

My game seems to do this with toilets- I haven’t noticed any other breakable objects not repairing but it’s frustrating because I have to replace it each time one breaks!!

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Re: [NEEDS SAVES] Breakable Objects can't be repaired

★★★★★ Apprentice
@rvchelsims I'm still having this problem. I do have mods and I thought I just had a broken one I had to remove but I'm seeing that even people who don't use any mods are having this problem. For me, it's only happening on electronic items. Not plumbing. I tried to have my sims repair a vacuum and a laptop and both didn't work. They were able to fix the plumbing when that broke though. I kind of like it when my sims repair stuff so I'm kind of bummed. As a work around I've just been having my sims repair it a little until I just delete the item, cheat some money, and buy a new one for free. It kind of sucks though. I'm also seeing that this post is from december 2020 so this has been a problem for over a year apparently. Nice job EA...
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Re: [NEEDS SAVES] Breakable Objects can't be repaired

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I've encountered this before, but since I normally play a spellcaster, who was filthy rich, i can get around it. But now I am doing a rags to riches/off the grid game, and I had my fridge and stove, and they broke in a rainstorm, and now i can not repair them. I finally got his repair high enough that he can do the repair without getting electrocuted, but the thing just hangs


edit - i went to get said spellcaster to repairio the appliances, but when i clicked them, no context menu option for magic came up, and it just said 'electronics won't work in the rain' except... it's not raining. They broke due to rain, but it's not raining anymore.

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Re: Breakable Objects can't be repaired

★ Guide

It happened to me with the stereo from University. I left it outside, then it rained and broke, and I was not able to repair it, its a never ending repair, not bad for building mechanic skill though lol. Also happened with the climbing wall, same thing.

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Re: Breakable Objects can't be repaired

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★ Novice

I'm typing this in January 2022 and somehow, this is still a bug 3+ years later. I've found multiple posts across multiple Sims-related forums of others with the same issue dating back at least 3 years. Has anyone figured out how to fix this yet? Could EA please fix the bugs in their games instead of constantly trying to come up with new packs to money grab? I've had this same problem with and without mods so it's not a mod issue but a game issue.

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I am on PS4… I have most packs…this is happening in my game right now… neither sims could repair it (goes on endlessly). I called the repairman at 2 am in game … it’s now 12:08 pm in game and the repairman is still there repairing the wall speaker. the repairing is endless …so, I left the lot thinking it would reset the repairman. NOPE … still there over 24 hours later when I returned. not sure how to get the repairman to leave now? 

photos attached… I ordered a USB to I can send a save file. this particular file has multiple bugs and all have been asked to send saves. Lol 


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