White vinegar is an effective natural cleaner for washing machines. The acerbic nature of the vinegar removes soap residue, grime and bacteria from the washer. The vinegar is poured into the soap dispenser and run through a wash cycle.
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide boost the cleaning power of vinegar. Pour the baking soda directly into the washer’s drum after adding the vinegar in the dispenser. The vinegar disinfects while the baking soda deodorizes. A double punch of hydrogen peroxide and vinegar provides more powerful germ killing. A misting of vinegar followed by the peroxide kills germs on the door, drum, and seal.