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You may have a bad control here which may be caused by a bug infestation as this is an odd issue. Take the console off and see if there is any evidence of bug activity in there. Post back with your findings. Bugs love these as the control board stays warm.
The touchpad would be bad if the unit will not start a cycle. The wash pump condition has no effect on the control. The touchpad is incorporated in the console, so that is what you would buy. Touchpads fail on these way more often than the boards do.
The touchpad is bad. Replace it. Buy it from a place that allows returns to be on the safe side. Repairclinic.com is one such vendor.