This morning I removed the metal cover that hides these resistors...and i can now tell that the 1K (5 watt) resistor is indeed burnt.
Attached pictures the middle resistor.
I will try and replace this resistor today.
Anything else I should look into?
I am very thankful to all the help I am getting here.
After you do this repair
Do not reuse these tubes put in a new set of El34s