Thanks for the reply from both of you.
Whirlpooltech: brand new. both sides at there respective factory temperature. Everything is working great!
AJ: This wouldn't suprise me that the controller board is bad.
FWIW: I didn't call the appliance co. because I thought this was the signal that temps in both sides haven't reached factory settings. Now that Monday is here, I'll be making the call at 8:01 AM.
Thanks again Fellas!!!