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Under Counter Washing Machine & Dryer

by Teknikah Posted 7th Feb 2020 at 11:30 PM - Updated 18th Sep 2020 at 12:29 AM by Teknikah : Added technical details for creators
49 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Current Issues

I'm enjoying life in my new tiny home. But something bothered me when it came to washing clothes. My sim was having to go outside and use the manual wash bucket to wash her clothes, she was scrubbing away in the rain. I hadn't got enough space left in my tiny home to fit a washing machine and dryer. So I thought, why can't I fit this into my spare kitchen counter like a dishwasher? So I got to work in making this a reality.

This is a NOT a replacer, it will add a new object

I've squashed parts of the original washer and dryer meshes to make them roughly the same size as the dish washer, and made them snap into counters.

Catalogue details:
They can be found in the same place as the original washer and dryer (Appliances > Misc)
The prices are also the same as the originals.



*I wouldn't recommend placing these on the end, as there is a small gap between the washer/dryer and the counter (where it cuts away parts of the counter to fit the object) which is visible from some angles.
EXAMPLE:

Technical details (for creators):


Polygon Counts:
Washing Machine:
LOD 0; 904 / 947
LOD 1; 904 / 947
Shadow LOD 0; 902 / 902
Shadow LOD 1; 902 / 902

Dryer:
LOD 0; 904 / 947
LOD 1; 904 / 947
Shadow LOD 0; 902 / 902
Shadow LOD 1; 902 / 902

Additional Credits:
Sims 4 Studio
Blender

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4 + 1 SPs
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Under Counter Washer & Dryer.zip | Washing machine and dryer that snap into counters

Size: 5.30 MB · Downloads: 36,793 · 7th Feb 2020
5.30 MB 36,793 7th Feb 2020
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2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
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  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 13th Feb 2020 at 2:26 PM
thank you for this! but for some reason instead of pushing the buttons on dryer my sim is pushing imaginary buttons in the air over the dryer and the counter, like my sim would do if I had stacked the dryer on top of an washing machine, might be an bug
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#27 Old 13th Feb 2020 at 5:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddy92
thank you for this! but for some reason instead of pushing the buttons on dryer my sim is pushing imaginary buttons in the air over the dryer and the counter, like my sim would do if I had stacked the dryer on top of an washing machine, might be an bug


Yes, I have seen this. I have no idea why this happens. :/
I've just being ignoring it in my game. It's only for the dryer for some reason
Field Researcher
#28 Old 13th Feb 2020 at 5:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teknikah
Yes, I have seen this. I have no idea why this happens. :/
I've just being ignoring it in my game. It's only for the dryer for some reason


The rig/slots files may be wrong. Also the footprint. Not on my comp atm, but I‘m sure that either one is the issue. Try to replace them with the washer files and see what happens.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#29 Old 13th Feb 2020 at 7:24 PM Last edited by Teknikah : 13th Feb 2020 at 9:33 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuvMySimz
The rig/slots files may be wrong. Also the footprint. Not on my comp atm, but I‘m sure that either one is the issue. Try to replace them with the washer files and see what happens.


Hmm, could be. I'll look into that when I have some time, thanks for the tip

...

I've tried all of these things and sims still reach up for the dryer
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#30 Old 14th Feb 2020 at 2:54 AM
I didn't know I needed this in my game until now. Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#31 Old 14th Feb 2020 at 8:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teknikah
Hmm, could be. I'll look into that when I have some time, thanks for the tip

...

I've tried all of these things and sims still reach up for the dryer


Yup you're right. I think something went wrong when you worked on it and cut/deleted parts of the mashine. I will compare both the dryer and washing mashine files now with the originals in blender. Maybe I can find the issue there.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#32 Old 14th Feb 2020 at 9:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuvMySimz
Yup you're right. I think something went wrong when you worked on it and cut/deleted parts of the mashine. I will compare both the dryer and washing mashine files now with the originals in blender. Maybe I can find the issue there.


I didn't actually delete anything in blender, I just squashed it
Field Researcher
#33 Old 14th Feb 2020 at 10:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teknikah
I didn't actually delete anything in blender, I just squashed it


I fixed it



I exported your meshes LOD0 & shadow LOD0 and re-imported them into a newly created original Dryer package file, adjusted a few settings, and now it works.
All you have to do now is make it snap into the counter. I couldn't do this anymore since RL called.
Will send you the fixed package via PM.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#34 Old 14th Feb 2020 at 1:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuvMySimz
I fixed it



I exported your meshes LOD0 & shadow LOD0 and re-imported them into a newly created original Dryer package file, adjusted a few settings, and now it works.
All you have to do now is make it snap into the counter. I couldn't do this anymore since RL called.
Will send you the fixed package via PM.


Thanks for that, saved me some time lol
I'll finalise your file and upload when I'm home.
Really appreciated. I'll also add you in the credits for helping me with that
Field Researcher
#35 Old 14th Feb 2020 at 4:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teknikah
Thanks for that, saved me some time lol
I'll finalise your file and upload when I'm home.
Really appreciated. I'll also add you in the credits for helping me with that


Thanks but did you read my other PM's? I wrote a couple more after sending the file...
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#36 Old 14th Feb 2020 at 8:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuvMySimz
Thanks but did you read my other PM's? I wrote a couple more after sending the file...


I'm going to read them now, I was at work
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#37 Old 16th Feb 2020 at 12:40 AM
Klass ... Danke für deine Arbeit ... LG
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#38 Old 17th Feb 2020 at 12:44 PM
Thank you! I've always found it annoying that there wasn't enough space to place all the essentials for doing laundry and I didn't even think of placing anymore decorations, even if I could have. That has now changed The animation is still a bit off, as if they were using the washer/dryer-combo but I for one am not bothered by it.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#39 Old 17th Feb 2020 at 7:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anonymouse85
Thank you! I've always found it annoying that there wasn't enough space to place all the essentials for doing laundry and I didn't even think of placing anymore decorations, even if I could have. That has now changed The animation is still a bit off, as if they were using the washer/dryer-combo but I for one am not bothered by it.


I'm still trying to figure out how to make the anims work properly. As soon as it gets snapped into a counter it thinks it's being placed on top of a washer. I've just being ignoring it thus far - 95% of the time I'm using a clothes line anyway, no dryer
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#40 Old 29th Feb 2020 at 3:50 AM
I love you man, really out here doing god's work.
Well.. EA's work lmao.

The whole smacking the air thing for the dryer is annoying but honestly I'm just glad I can have a normal home.
Test Subject
#41 Old 17th Apr 2020 at 11:49 AM
all laundry MOD for me doesn't seem to work. Help Please
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#42 Old 17th Apr 2020 at 8:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bokchoy_mcm
all laundry MOD for me doesn't seem to work. Help Please


First of all make sure you have The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff purchased and installed, this mod requires that pack to function.

If you do have Laundry Day Stuff, please can I have more details of what the problem is so I know what to look into?

thanks
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#43 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 4:15 PM
Thank you ! I don't have TH installed on my current pc but before getting what I play on now I was using my daughter's pc (and bought all the extras for) I have this file waiting to be installed on hers for Tiny Homes. I love the idea of utilizing as much space and make it functioning, this is awesome.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#44 Old 12th May 2020 at 7:42 AM
This could be very useful! Thanks
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#45 Old 14th Jun 2020 at 5:41 PM
Just got TH and going to try this. No way I was going to have my sims washing clothes in the rain/snow! Thanks.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#46 Old 8th Jul 2020 at 2:49 PM
Not the washer/dryer combo I was googling for but THIS is still pretty good Thanks!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#47 Old 25th Oct 2020 at 7:24 PM
Hi.
25.10.2020 and still use your washing maschine... BUT i noted one problem with them.
Sim sometimes can't do lundury from basket in to your wasching machine. Maxis works fine.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#48 Old 8th Nov 2020 at 10:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diffevair
Hi.
25.10.2020 and still use your washing maschine... BUT i noted one problem with them.
Sim sometimes can't do lundury from basket in to your wasching machine. Maxis works fine.


Is this the bug where you move it from the hamper to the washer, but then "wash laundry" doesn't appear in the options of the washer? If it is, I am having this issue currently on my lot where I'm using the Maxis washer
Test Subject
#49 Old 19th Dec 2020 at 3:36 AM
This is a great thing to have and someone else created this same thing to get on patreon and here it is for free. Thank you! Us Simmers really appreciate you guys

If there is no Sims.
There is no life!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#50 Old 27th Dec 2020 at 1:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LovingSims
This is a great thing to have and someone else created this same thing to get on patreon and here it is for free. Thank you! Us Simmers really appreciate you guys


Thank you for the lovely comment
The majority of my mods/files/etc are born from my own desire - I just like to contribute them to the community in case anyone else wanted the same thing I did which prompted me to make it I feel selfish keeping it to myself if others can enjoy it too
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