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No place to install by sink

We have no place to install a dishwasher right by our sink. We really don't want to move a portable all the time. Is it possible to install one across the room if you have access to plumbing and drains in the basement. Thanks

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Yes it is possible Here to help Shaun

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Dishwasher Basics The main parts of a dishwasher are: Control mechanism
The control mechanism is located inside the door behind the control panel. Many units use a simple electro-mechanical system: a timer determines how long each part of the cycle lasts and activates the proper function at the proper time (such as the detergent dispenser, wash spray and draining functions). Units that are more expensive might have a computerized control system. Modern units also have a door latch that must be closed for the unit to run. Some also have child safety locks. Intake valve
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  • Direct-drive
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