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Ice build up out side hitting fan

When temp drops below 32 ice builds up and fan blades outside hit ice.Is this unit supposed to drain all condensation out? Does this unit have drain holes?
Ge Model # AZ38H15DABM1
P/S repair man replaced motor last winter this winter doing same thing I can see ice in unit I put heat lamps under unit outside to help melt ice.
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Pop out drain plug heat up pan with heat gun to melt ice

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