Troubleshooting My Philips Garment steamer base is leaking In the unfortunate event that your Philips Garment steamer base leaks, we are here to help. Discover how to solve it yourself. Close the lid Check if the water tank cap is in the right position and properly closed. Close the water tank cap securely. Did you hear a click? Insert the tank properly until you hear a “click” sound. Check the rinse knob Check if the easy rinse knob is securely closed. Close the easy rinse knob securely.