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Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Justin. I will work hard to help you solve your problem, start to finish. As we move forward with your problem, please remember to provide positive feedback after you accept my answer. You will still receive additional assistance at NO EXTRA CHARGE should you require it. Now, let's get started shall we... When you say the 2 - 3 lights go off, do you mean they come on and start to blink? When you say you touch the panel, is there any particular button you're pressing, or are you just touching the panel? Please forgive the questions, I'm just trying to get as much info as possible to better assist you.
In my experience, you require a new interface panel (the push button panel) These buttons are actually part of a membrane switch circuit. Almost always, when one fails, it affects 2-4 other buttons. There are a high number of interface failures across all appliances. I don't believe the moving around had anything to do with it. I'll tell you what usually happens. A small gap develops (sometimes you can't see it) and moisture gets into the membrane. This creates a short between multiple selections. It sounds like the smart wash key is the culprit. Yes, replace that interface and you will have proper operation again. I just looked up your model. This dishwasher is made by Whirlpool and is comparable to a Kitchenaid. Thus, it's a great dishwasher.