My Philips Steam iron is leaking from its soleplate
In the unfortunate event that your Philips steam iron leaks from its soleplate, there may be a simple solution. Discover how to solve it yourself.
Steam has condensed on the board
Sometimes steam condenses on the ironing board cover, particularly when using irons that produce powerful levels of steam. This can look like your iron is leaking from the soleplate.
A worn-out ironing board cover may also cause this type of condensation.
Perfumed water has been used in the iron
Using perfumed water in your iron can cause delays of the steaming function and this can cause water to leak.
Please only use tap water, distilled water or a mix of these two types of water.
The temperature is set too low on the dial (only for irons with temperature dial)
When the temperature on the dial is not set to the steam zone (2 dot or above), your iron will not be hot enough to steam. This can cause its soleplate to leak when you activate steam boost.
Please make sure that the temperature is set to the steaming zone on the dial (indicated in blue in the image) before activating steam boost. Then let the iron heat up in the heel-rest position for one minute before you resume ironing.
Note: The image is for illustration purposes only and may differ from the dial of specific models.
Steam boost used too often
When you use the steam boost function too often within a short period of time, water can accumulate on the soleplate and leak.
Please continue ironing in horizontal position and wait a while before you use the steam boost function