Troubleshooting My Philips steam generator iron is steaming continuously There may be a few reasons why your Philips steam generator iron steams continuously. Read more here. The steam button was pressed twice quickly Pressing the steam button twice quickly makes your iron switch to steam boost. When this happens, your steam generator iron will steam continuously until you press the button again. If your iron is a PerfectCare Pure (GC76XX): After pushing the button twice quickly it will steam continuously for five seconds. After five seconds this iron should stop steaming continuously. The steam button or function is defect. In this case, it could be that you are no longer able to switch off the steam function by pressing the steam trigger. We recommend that you contact us. The intelligent automatic steam mode is on and movement is detected If your steam generator iron comes with an intelligent automatic steam mode feature and this is turned on, the iron will steam continuously while you move it. To stop this, please stop moving the iron or turn the intelligent automatic steam mode off by pressing the “Auto” button on the iron handle.