Troubleshooting The automatic steam in my Philips iron starts/stops with a delay If your Philips PerfectCare Elite Plus iron does not start or stop steaming right away while using the automatic steam feature, find out how to solve it here. Movement has not been detected yet It can take a moment for the sensor inside your steam generator iron to recognise movement and start steaming. This is normal behaviour. The lack of movement has not been detected yet When you stop moving your iron, it could take a moment for it to detect the lack of movement and stop steaming. This is normal.