PerfectCare Steam iron

2400 W, 45 g/min continuous steam, 180 g steam boost, SteamGlide Plus soleplate GC3920/24


My Philips Steam iron is leaking from its soleplate

In the unfortunate event of your Philips steam iron leaking from its soleplate, there might be a simple solution. Discover how to solve it yourself.

Steam has condensed on the board

Sometimes steam condenses on the board cover, particularly when using Irons that produce powerful levels of steam. This can look like your iron is leaking from the soleplate.

Also, a worn out iron board cover could cause this type of condensation as well.

Perfumed water has been used in the iron

Using perfumed water in your iron can cause delays for the steaming function, and this can cause water to leak.

Please, use only 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 to set the temperature to the steaming zone on the dial (indicated in blue color in the image) before activating steam boost. Then, let iron heat up in 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.

Philips iron steaming zone in the dial

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

The information on this page applies to the following models: GC3920/24 , GC1418/02 , GC1815/38 , GC1420/02 , GC1703/01 , GC2520/38 , GC2520/37 , GC1720/38 , GC1820/37 , GC1830/37 , GC1705/37 , GC1720/37 , GC1710/37 , GC2510/02 , GC1110/02 , GC1830/02 , GC1820/02 , GC1720/02 , GC1710/02 , GC1705/01 , GC1110/07 , GC2520/02 , GC1010/07 , GC1115/02 , GC1665/02 , GC1010/01 , GC1015/01 , GC1005/01 . more less

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