We finally broke down and bought a new washer and dryer. I started noticing a little bit of water on the pan below the washer and it was starting to make a loud squeaking noise occasionally.
We found a really good deal on the Maytag 5000 series set. This set uses steam in both the washer and dryer.
It was hell getting them up the stairs, especially the washer, it must weigh 3 times as much as our old washer. At each landing I had to remove the hand truck and reposition it because they were too big to turn on the landing. I also had to remove the door frame to the laundry room to get them in, there was literally no room on either side when I squeezed them in there. In the end it was worth it though, they are awesome. They use much less water and electricity, are super quiet, and clean great.