I will definitely focus on that area.
Now my initial problem. I am unable to get the front panel off because the drain pan gets in the way. Unless I am totally doing it wrong. I got the 2 screws off and the front panel wants to lift up from the bottom. However, the lift on the drain pan gets in the way and I don't have much room to play with. I was considering using brick and a crowbar just to lift it enough for me to clear the drain pan.
Will I need to also lift the top lid? If so, how do I go about doing that since the dryer sits on it? The Washer sits in a small closet so I don't have much room to tilt or anything.