It's time to clean your top loading washing machine! Even if it's not visibly dirty and grungy, this will help clean soap scum and mineral deposits in the pipes and hoses. You just need vinegar, bleach, and two wash cycles!
Great tutorial on how to clean your washing machine with just baking soda and vinegar. Easy, fast way to get rid of the smell and mold on front loading washing machines, but this method should work on top loading washers as well.
It worked well, but I had to scrub the remaining residue off the tub with a brush and straight vinegar. ( The water is really hard where we live and I soak my kids dirty clothes often. Cleaning with vinegar was amazing.