Can I put vinegar in the "bleach" compartment of my washing machine?

Bleach is so hard on the fabric, water system, environment. Vinegar is a great disinfectant substitute, but it is safe to put into my front load washer? I have a compartment labeled "Bleach" to put it in however I am worried it would some how damage the washing machine. Is it safe for the machine? What is... show more Bleach is so hard on the fabric, water system, environment. Vinegar is a great disinfectant substitute, but it is safe to put into my front load washer? I have a compartment labeled "Bleach" to put it in however I am worried it would some how damage the washing machine. Is it safe for the machine? What is the worst thing that can happen?
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