During first use, a short steam delay can be expected
After filling the appliance with water, when you press your iron's steam button for the first time, you will experience a steam delay of 30 seconds. During these 30 seconds, you will hear a pumping sound (which you will also hear during normal use).
After this start-up cycle, the iron will generate steam when you press the steam button.
Please note: For PerfectCare AquaPro steam generator irons this delay could be up to a few minutes. This may happen when the iron has been stored for a long time.
There is not enough water in the water tank
When the water level in your Philips steam iron is below the MIN level, your iron cannot generate steam. Please refill the water tank with water. Your iron should work again.
**Only for irons with a dial**: The temperature dial is set in the wrong position
The iron does not produce steam when the temperature dial is in the Calc-Clean or 1 dot position.
Please set the temperature dial to the 2 or 3 dot position.
The automatic steam mode is turned off
If your steam generator iron has an intelligent automatic steam mode and this is turned off, the iron will not produce steam unless you press the steam trigger.
Please turn the automatic steam mode on or press the steam trigger to produce steam as needed.
The automatic steam mode is turned on and the iron is still or tilted in the air
If your steam generator has an automatic steam mode and this is turned on, it will stop producing steam when the iron is not moving or when the iron is lifted in the air and tilted.