Troubleshooting My Philips Steam iron does not produce any steam If your Philips steam iron has stopped steaming, there might be a simple solution. Discover how to mend it yourself below. The steam control may have been set to the no steam position Set the steam control to a steam position. This can be found on the dial, the handle or on a button. You can recognise the steam and no steam position by the following icons: There is no water in the tank Please make sure there is water in the tank. Your Philips steam iron will not be able to produce steam if the tank is empty. The iron is not ready to steam Your Philips Steam Iron needs up to two minutes (depending on what iron you have) before it is ready to produce steam. Once is it ready, the heating light will stop flashing. Then your iron is ready to produce steam. Scale or impurities are blocking the vents If the steam vents of the soleplate are blocked by impurities like scale, then your iron might not steam. To solve this, please perform the recommended descaling process on your iron. Please find more information on descaling your Philips iron here The sensor is not detecting movement It can happen sometimes that irons equipped with Auto Steam Sensor do not detect some movements. If this is the case, please press the steam trigger to start steaming.