Oil Draining

Although not much has been mentioned about the move from the home – to the studio/shop – of the Brother DB2-B791-015, it has taken place. Part of that process was draining the oil from the pan on the table, underneath the machine head. A very simple procedure, simply unscrew the drain plug (in this case a regular flat-head screwdriver does the trick), and let it go. It is almost exactly like draining the oil from your car, but there is less mess because the drain plug unscrews from above, so you do not have to be laying under it wondering when and where the oil is going to go once it’s loose enough. As always dispose of oil in an appropriate and environmentally safe way – usually that means taking it to a local recycling collector. These images show just a little bit of the process, luckily, the process is very simple.


While we are mentioning the new sewing shop: everything has been moved into the new space, and the machine fits well with the custom tables, both of which are clad with cutting mats. So far there is ample space for cutting, trimming, measuring, marking, etc. Below the tables is storage area for parts, materials, and other miscellaneous hardware, which keeps everything together and tidy. We’ll post images soon enough of the space to display how it is organized and how things mesh together on a daily basis. Cheers.

1 Comment so far

  1. evo November 7th, 2008 9:09 pm

    I just did the same thing with my DB2 B735 machine. I pulled the gasket as well, in fact I pulled the whole pan out and cleaned it. (where I found pins, broken needles, bits of thread and fabric, lint, etc.)

    The filter screen on the bottom of the pump twists off and can be cleared with a quick blast of compressed air.

    I filled the pan with oil, ran the machine slowly for about 30 minutes with a big book on the treadle, then changed the oil again. The old oil was dark amber – hadn’t been changed in forever. Now it runs clean and clear.