Troubleshooting My iron does not get hot enough If you notice your Philips iron is not heating up fully or as much as expected, please read about it here. The pilot light is blinking and the iron doesn't get hot Your iron needs some time to heat up fully. The pilot light will blink while this is happening and it will stop when it is ready. Please wait until the pilot light stops blinking. This will indicate your iron has reached the desired temperature. The right temperature needs to be chosen Please set the correct desired temperature on your iron's dial.