Will this electrical panel pass inspection? I know there is a 3 foot clearance requirement but not sure if it's an issue here. This is a replacement panel in an old house that previously had an outdated fire hazard Zinsco circuit breaker panel. Want to check it will pass inspection before I schedule the inspection. Located in Wake County NC.
The clearance requirement is almost definitely going to be an issue. (And not an unusual issue - I will have the same problem if/when I ever upgrade my panel and get it inspected.) The shelves should be OK because you have room to the left. But the washer/dryer (whichever one is closer to the panel) is a definite problem. If there is any way to move it (but still be functional) that would be ideal - even if you move it back the next day for convenience. If it is the dryer, that should be easy. If it is the washer then pipes are likely going to be a problem.
The reason to move it - rather than "wait and see, maybe it will be OK", is that since it is likely to be a problem, an inspector who sees it might then start nitpicking on details inside the panel. If you start off "clean" then you have a better chance of sailing through on the rest. As in "What, you dragged me out here when you knew that there would be a workspace problem, I'll get you back for wasting my time...". That really could happen.
That panel won't pass any competent electrical inspection, mostly because the NEC 110.26(A) clear working space has clearly been infringed by the washer/dryer combination. Not your fault, I know, but as long as that trash? can to the left can find another home, it should be possible to move it one stud bay to the left with the aid of some junction and pull boxes for splicing.