Direct Drive 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener-1042V004 at The Home Depot
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Direct Drive

Model # 1042V004

Internet # 204154626

Store SKU # 1000026062

3/4 HP Garage Door Opener

Direct Drive 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener

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$228.00 / box
  • Direct Drive is one of the quietest openers on the market
  • 3/4 HP motor provides maximum lift with low maintenance
  • Highly rated for performance and design (see reviews)
Item cannot be shipped to the following state(s): AK,GU,HI,PR,VI


Model # 1042V004

Internet # 204154626

Store SKU # 1000026062

The Direct Drive is Made in Germany and is the only one of its kind which offers Europe's leading innovative technology. Unlike other garage door openers that use a noisy chain, belt or screw the Direct Drive has only one moving part. The motor sprocket glides silently along a fixed chain, embedded in a sturdy steel rail, making it the quietest garage door opener available. The spring-loaded chain will never sat down and the sensitive internal obstacle detection system and the safety beam sensors constantly monitor every door movement ensuring the highest level of safety. The Direct Drive 3/4 HP motor provides maximum lifting force while requiring no maintenance, making the Direct Drive extremely powerful, reliable and long lasting.

  • Lifetime warranty on the entire unit and 2-year warranty on all accessories. Tested up to 100,000 cycles by independent test institutes.
  • Direct Drive 3/4 HP motor provides maximum lifting force, strong and durable like a chain drive
  • Ideal for garages with adjacent living spaces, it is considered the quietest opener on the market
  • Rail length good for most garage door applications up to 8 ft. tall, no additional extension kit required
  • Only 1.5 in. of clearance needed for installation
  • Easy to assemble and install, quick rail assembly kit
  • No maintenance or lubrication required
  • Soft start and stop function alleviates stress on the opener and garage door
  • Safety beam sensors and obstacle detection system ensure the highest level of safety
  • Rolling code equipped for additional protection against home invasion
  • Home link compatible - vehicle remote control system
  • Includes two 2-button remote controls
  • Includes wired multi-function wall station
  • Accommodates 2 to 60-watt light bulbs

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Assembled Depth (in.)  138 in  Assembled Height (in.)  5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  9.5 in  Doors Operated by Remote 
Drive System  Direct Drive  Garage Features  Illuminated Wall Control 
Horsepower (hp)  3/4 hp  Lights  Yes 
Manual Release Handle  Yes  Manufacturer Warranty  Lifetime warranty on Unit, 2 Year warranty on accessory items. 
Motion-Activated Light  No  Opener Type  Direct Drive 
Product Weight (lb.)  40 lb  Remote Controls Included 
Remote light control for home  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Safety sensor  Yes  Wattage (watts)  115 
Wireless keypad  No 


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 522 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product, quality design and manufacturing I am not a person who is easily impressed and I expect a lot out of the merchandise I purchase. I am extremely happy with this purchase. The design and craftsmanship of this garage door opener is exceptional. The quality of the material was top notch and the instructions were flawless. The You Tube video was an informative summary of the installation steps and gave a good feel for what was involved. Even the packaging of the product was well thought out and wasted no space and provided good protection during shipping. The one con I have is the size of the buttons on the remote openers. They are very small and you have to look to push them. I would have liked them to be larger so that you could just reach over and touch the button without looking. I also would have liked the multi-function wall station to be wireless instead of wired. But neither of these cons are significant and I have no hesitations in recommending this opener. January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WORKS GREAT, RUNS SLOW I installed the unit about a month ago. It was easy to install (about an hour) because I was able to use the brackets from my old opener. The instructions was okay, but you have to figure out some things by looking at the pictures, rather than reading the directions. Door speed for my 7 foot door is 19 seconds, 7 seconds longer than my other door opener. Don't seam like much until you are waiting for it to open. Lights stay on 3 minutes and lights the whole garage. There is (so to speak) no noise from this thing. The value is as good as any other good quality opener, but I'm rather sure this unit will last my lifetime. I think you can't go wrong with this unit, if speed is not a consideration. December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Update to my June 12, 2012 review I installed our new unit in June of 2012, and I am still very happy with it. I did want to mention an odd quirk that I encountered with our opener, though, in case anyone else might have a similar occurence. I had several times where I'd go to close the door and it would begin closing, but would immediately reverse and go up again. After some experimentation, I discovered that in early summer mornings the rising sun would be shining directly on one of the safety sensors' electric eyes, which apparently caused the opener to falsely think there was an obstruction in the doorway and make the door stay open. To solve this little issue, I bought one of those little sun shades made for GPS units and attached it to the sensor with velcro. The little shade keeps the sunlight from shining directly onto the little electric eye, and I have not had any further occurences of the door refusing to close. If you've had unexplained times where your door would not close, check to see if there's direct sunlight shining on one of the safety sensors. Try shading the sensor and that will probably eliminate the problem! November 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent garage door openers! I just installed two of these garage door openers. They look very good (less bulky then other openers) and are extremely quiet. Installation was very easy.... as was programming. The only issue I had is that galvanized steel strapping was sent in the box for the vertical strength members.... even though the instruction clearly show angle iron. I bought 1" aluminum angle at Home Depot and drilled holes as needed and it worked great (and looks good)! I have up-loaded a picture so you can see what I did. Nevertheless, I would highly recommend these garage door openers! November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This replaces Genie, the Sommers is very quiet, works with prius So I put lubricant on the Genie unit chain, it went all the way into the control housing, and puff, smokes come out, it is goner. I tried to order from amazon, they did not get here on time, so i bought from HOme Depot. Same price. I used old bracket above the door frame, but the Genie Pin is thinner, so I had to insert washer into the Sommers beam end hole. I did not read manual only watched the Sommers 7 min video. That video showed 2 person install, but i had one man method, that i hook and secured the beam under the old controller bracket, while I installed the from and back of the beam. I also used the old optical sensor wiring and the control pad wiring on the wall. The "smart force learning" process is very easy, you just run whole door 2 full cycle, and it sai learning completed. To learn by Prius code is very easy, just push all 3 homelink keys on Prius for over 30 seconds (yes that long), until light all off, then go up to control housing to push the big red "learn" button, then within 10 seconds, quickly press one of the Homelink key for 2 seoncds, and repat one more time, 2 seconds, now you should hear your door moving, it is that easy, It is very quiet. the only con is the opening speed is slower than old Genie. I think opening speed could be faster, but again it uses only 24volts DC motor, so it is green. September 7, 2014
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