The machine comes on as it should and within seconds changes the time and then touch pad won't operate at all. After doing some research, I took the top off and reseated the center harness. The machine ran for one load last night and this am is shutting down again. Of course Sears won't be out for a week and then after they diagnose the problem, they'll order the part and make me wait for at least another week. I'll order the part myself and have it here for the repairman (or install it myself) if anyone can verify the p/n I should order or if there are any other suggestions for a fix. I believe it is a faulty touchpad and that sears has had many problems with this part.
Thanks for your help!