For same time I have in possess next Sewing machines: mechanical Adler 30-15, Pfaff 24, Singer 18-3 and electrical Pfaff 463. I didn´t buy anyone I just got them – abandoned and prepared for junkyard because they where (except Pfaff 463) worn out and in non working condition. I didn´t know anything about these machines, but after some time watching them, and try to find out, how do they work I became more boldy and start to clean them, replace parts such as bolts, nuts, springs, needles, what can I find on internet for sale. Finaly all machines work fine for years.
Recently Singer 18-3 won´t make stitches longer than 1mm (or point to point – maybe even less than 1mm) regardless the position of stitch length lever UP or DOWN. Sometimes the stitch length lever even bounces down.
Since I couldn´t find out what is wrong I completely disassemble Singer 18-3, cleaned up, oiled the machine and put it together. But still won´t make stitches longer than 1mm.
When I clean the machine I find out that Forked Connection (part nr. 3037) is pretty worn up (see pictures) and maybe this is the reason for not stitching longer than 1mm. I also find out that Wheel Driver (part nr. 6498) is pretty worn up.
Now I wonder what to do:
1. Should I find somewhere another Singer 18-3 and use those parts, because I dont´t belive I can find them on internet.
2. Is somebody try to fix those parts and if it is how to do it?
3. Or there are some other settings I should try, or something else?
THANK YOU very much for your help.
Emil, from Slovenia