This is the 2nd washing machine that has this problem. I have seen all the previous answers and non of them correct me problem. The water drains out fine, it just will not spin, I have to manually turn the dial to it works.
Most washers do not require the latch closed for most washing cycles. The one thing that does need for it to work is the spin cycle. So it sounds like the latch register the door closed is not working. I would try put the washer to the spin cycle and push in the tab or what not indicating the door/latch would be closed.
edit: I am a bit confused. It will spin if you move the timer to spin cycle? If so then it sounds like its the timer.