Troubleshooting The steam in my Philips steam generator iron gets weaker If the steam rate of your Philips steam generator iron is not as good as expected, please find out here what could be causing it. Lime scale may have built up in the iron preventing it from steaming as it should Your iron needs to be descaled. Find here all descaling information for your Philips iron. The ECO mode is activated If your iron is equipped with ECO mode: When you are using the ECO mode (the green light is on), the steam will be weaker. For more steam, switch off the ECO mode by pressing the ECO button. The green ECO light will go off. There is a problem with the steam function When your steam generator iron is having other steam related issues along with this, there might be a problem with the steam function. In this case, we recommend you to contact us.