Washing machine
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Washing machine  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Oscillator type  Billiard table  
Number of cells  24  
Bounding box  7 × 7  
Frequency class  41.4  
Period  2  
Mod  1  
Heat  8  
Volatility  0.29  
Strict volatility  0.29  
Rotor type  Diagonal onoff  
Discovered by  Robert Wainwright  
Year of discovery  Unknown  
 
 
 

 For other uses of "cloverleaf", see Cloverleaf (disambiguation).
Washing machine (or cloverleaf) is a period2 oscillator found by Robert Wainwright no later than June 1972.^{[1]} It consists of four diagonal onoff rotors within a single stator.
It is the fiftysixth most common object on Catagolue in the symmetry the object has (D4_x1), making it the fourth most common period2 oscillator in that symmetry, but it is much rarer in asymmetric soups.
In other rules
Washing machine is much more common in Grounded Life (B35/S23), even in asymmetric soups. It is the 56th most common object in asymmetric soups and the 21st most common object in D4_x1 soups.
Typical formation of a washing machine with a bun (Which evolves to the fleet sequence) and a bakery sequence, that does not work in Life. This also highlights the fact that washing machines tend to form with beacons. (click above to open LifeViewer) 
References
 ↑ Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.
External links
 Washing machine at the Life Lexicon
 Washing machine at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
 24P2.3664 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs
Categories:
 Patterns
 Patterns with Catagolue frequency class 41
 Natural periodic objects
 Oscillators with 24 cells
 Periodic objects with minimum population 24
 Patterns with 24 cells
 Patterns found by Robert Wainwright
 Patterns that can be constructed with 8 gliders
 Oscillators
 Billiard tables
 Oscillators with period 2
 Oscillators with mod 1
 Oscillators with heat 8
 Oscillators with volatility 0.29
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.29
 Oscillators with rotor Diagonal onoff
 Patterns with rectangular diagonal symmetry
 Nonflipping oscillators that turn 90 degrees