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I Have A Trash Can, But Objects I Have To Clean Say I Still Need One

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I Have A Trash Can, But Objects I Have To Clean Say I Still Need One

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PC
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Often (50% - 99%)
What is your current game version number? 1.49.65.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Get To Work, nothing else
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? It happens randomly.
What happens when the bug occurs? When I go to throw something away, the clean option says "a trash can is required", even though I have multiple in reach, with nothing blocking them.
What do you expect to see? Stuff being thrown away.
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 have three trash cans, all three have never been used before, so no trash already inside them. I have an outdoor trash can as well. I need to clean a toddler's potty chair, but "a trash can is required" to clean it? I ALREADY HAVE THREE, ALL ARE PERFECTLY ACCESSIBLE! Okay, maybe they're all broken? I replaced them all. Still doesn't work. Maybe they won't let any sort of garbage inside them for some reason? I threw a dirty plate in one, and that works. So now I try to have a sim empty the trash can, but I "need an outdoor trash can"? I HAVE ONE COMPLETELY ACCESSIBLE TO THEM. I restarted my game, and the bug still persists. How the h*ll am I going to complete a 100 baby challenge with all the toddlers upset because of a stupid "potty accident"? And I'm not about to sell, buy, and resell potty chairs after every use. I have no mods or CC.

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Re: I Have A Trash Can, But Objects I Have To Clean Say I Still Need One

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There's a few things that could be causing the issue:

- The Trash Cans are inaccessible. (If this is the case, moving them out to a place where your Sim can actually use them should resolve the issue.)

- The Potty itself could be glitched. (Try moving the Potty away from where the accident occurred, see if you can interact with it again.)

- Try moving to another active lot and returning; this forces Sims on the lot to Reset.

- Damaged Game Files (This may require you to "Repair Game" from the Origin interface; this will not affect your Save files.)

 

If all else fails, I would recommend creating a new family and attempting to replicate the problem; if it still occurs, I know nothing further that could be causing it.

 

- B

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Re: I Have A Trash Can, But Objects I Have To Clean Say I Still Need One

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Hi @Lilac1606 

 

have you had any luck with the suggestions given by @burin077  ?

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Hero

Moving this to tech issues for further troubleshooting and info 

Happy Gaming
Crin


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