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Where can I buy a new scale filter for Melita kettle MK816L I live in the Pickering Ontario area. Thank you

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Filter failure is a common problem in Melitta kettles. The filters have a flimsy plastic mesh that falls apart with use, but the filter frame can last as long as the kettle. Some filters are no longer available from the manufacturer. If you still have the old original filter, here is an inexpensive and permanent repair option using stainless mesh. This is specifically for the MEK17W model but it should work just as well for the MK816L.
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Hi supergran27 :-),

Here's the phone number and location of Salton agents nearest to you.

Pickering Town Centre
1355 Kingston Rd. #70
Pickering, ON
L1V 1B8
Phone: (905) 421-9864

For other agents in Ontario region, click on the link below.

http://www.salton.com/customer-care

Best wishes,
Graeme.

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