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I would first check your defrost heater for continuity, if the heater is good the defrost timer would be the problem. Heres a couple links one for the defrost heater and one for the timer.
http://appliancehelponline.com/defrostheatervideo.html
http://appliancehelponline.com/refertopdefrosttimer.html

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