Direct Drive

Model 1042V004

Internet #204154626

Store SKU #1000026062

3/4 HP Garage Door Opener

$228.00 /each
  • 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)

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The Direct Drive garage door opener is made in Germany and is the only opener of its kind offering 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 sag down and the advanced 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 and tested up to 100,000 cycles by independent test institute
  • 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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Why would I want the remote transmitter when the unit includes 2 wireless remotes?

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Wenatchee, WA, USA
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July 12, 2016
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There are times when you may want to enter your garage without having the wireless remotes that come with the unit. An externally mounted unit is very useful for this purpose. You can also give out the code to the external unit to friends and family, etc.
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Marysville, CA
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Mostly when more than two people reside at the same address and need access to the garage from the outside. Some households leave their front door locked all the time and access the house via the garage. When going on vacation, and you need to allow the neighbor limited access, to feed the pets for example, you can give them a remote, and not the keys to the house.
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May 6, 2016
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The remote transmitter allows you to mount it on the building structure without running wires to the opener.
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Suffolk VA
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April 29, 2016
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You may have two different cars with the wireless in each one. It is better to just hit the button when you enter the garage rather than enter the car and use the wireless. Just preference I guess.
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April 11, 2016
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Yes two wireless remotes are included.
If you want more remotes, Home Depot sells extra remotes.
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Milton, Fl
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December 8, 2015
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In case your battery goes out on remote. I find installing remote outside lets me use and open garage whenever I am walking around outside, convenient
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October 15, 2015
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If you have three cars without home link or your kids need one.
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If I already have an existing single piece rail previously installed for a Craftsman will it be compatible or better to use?

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I plan to get Home Depot to install this. I assume they can and will.
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Peabody, MA
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August 2, 2016
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This opener works differently than most, the motor assembly moves along a stationary chain that is mounted in the rail. You'd have to use the assembly that comes from the manufacturer.
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Hi Pavitra
Since you have an exisitng door opener installing the Direct Drove opener is not diffcult.
I removed my old Genie opener and mounted the new opener in the same location over the garage door.
The Driect Drive opener is light weight compared to other brands.
You can not use the Craftsman rail.
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Hi Pavitra
Since you have an exisitng door opener installing the Direct Drove opener is not diffcult.
I removed my old Genie opener and mounted the new opener in the same location over the garage door.
The Driect Drive opener is light weight compared to other brands.
You can not use the Craftsman rail.
There are excellent "do it youself" videos online at
https://www.directdriveopener.com/manuals.html
near the page bottom.
In addition if you have questions about the opener and installation, call the number listed on their website.
I installed the Direct Drive opener myself when I was 72 years old, if I can do it you can do it.
I'm 75 now.
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May 25, 2016
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Your old Craftsman rail is NOT compatible.
Home Depot will farm out the installation job and you may suffer a "pig in poke" installer; call the Sommer USA office at 704-424-5787 for an installer recomendation in your area.
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May 24, 2016
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No, the rail is completely different then the craftsman. If you have it installed then you can take the old one down or just let the installer do it. It is of no use.
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Marysville, CA
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May 24, 2016
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I do not know every type of rail manufactured, but to answer your question... I seriously doubt the Craftsman rail will work. This door opener has a totally different motor drive system form any other brand I have ever seen. It is the quietest by far.
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May 24, 2016
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You will need to use the rails that are provide with the opener that you purchased at Home Depot. The Craftsman rail will not work.
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Will this opener handle a 16 foot wide garage insulated garage door.

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Woodruff, SC
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Yes, mine is a 3/4 hp installed on 16 ft double insulated garage door and has been running fine for 3 plus years now.
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yes. Very strong 3/4 horse power door openner
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Yes my door is 16 foot wide.
All door openers require the door springs to be properly adjusted.
Had mine for two years, best opener on the market.
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Yes, great fit.
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Joplin, MO
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Yes, that's what I have and it lifts it with ease.
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February 1, 2016
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The 3/4 Direct Drive opener will handle a 16 foot wide insulated garage door with spring assist and balanced. The max weight of door is 550 lbs
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Can you tell me how many rails inside the package

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I see other website sell the professional garage door using only 2 longer rails with 3 shorter rail hold those 2 longer rail together. how this rail compare to the rail inside the homedepot package.
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The manufacturer includes 4 rails, two straight and two that have a curve and a straight section. My old garage door rails were kind of beat up so it was good to have new ones as replacements.
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HD sells the 3 rail verison, which I have.
The 3 rails are very strong and the chain holds the rails together.
I have used this opener for 2 years without any problems.
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Three rails in standard unit.
Call Direct Drive if you have installions questions.
877-766-6607
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3 long, 2 short
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No rails as such, there are 3 channels that slip together to make one;.the photo shows everything except the connectors that go on the door and on the garage header and 2 pieces of galvanized perforated steel strap for hanging the unit. (I believe most people use angle iron of some sort for this, at least I did) Note the control head mounts to the channel and the channel hangs from the Read More
No rails as such, there are 3 channels that slip together to make one;.the photo shows everything except the connectors that go on the door and on the garage header and 2 pieces of galvanized perforated steel strap for hanging the unit. (I believe most people use angle iron of some sort for this, at least I did) Note the control head mounts to the channel and the channel hangs from the ceiling/rafter/overhead attachment. This unit fully opens and closes 7' doors (I have one single and one double door). I understand there are extension kits for taller doors, (see the manufacturers web site) http://www.sommer-usa.com/ Read Less
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October 26, 2015
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The professional garage door opener is using 2 longer rails and 1 connecting sleeve. The Home Depot version is using 3 shorter rails and 2 connecting sleeves. This enables the rail to fit into the Home Depot retail package.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 640 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really Quiet, Easy, Clean Installation I replaced an older chain driven opener with this one. Nice not to have a dirty greasy chain to deal with. Easy to install, especially when replacing existing unit. Very quiet running. Smooth, non-jerky operation. It's been working several weeks now and I have not noticed any initial hesitation on startup. I don't think it is slower than my previous opener. I think the smooth quiet operation might make it seem slow. My main control unit was defective, but customer service replaced it and I had the new one within 3 days. It worked fine! A bit frustrating when it does not work after installation is finally complete, but their response was great and mistakes are inevitable in any manufacturing process. I think the extra cost was well worth it. August 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't buy unless you like to repair it frequently I'm manually opening my garage door for the 2nd time in 5 years while "patiently" waiting over a week (maybe 2?) for yet another repair part... the 1st repair was NOT minor and I expect this one to NOT be minor either... a lifetime warranty is NOT worth anything if you have to use it so often and YOU are the one that is lifting the garage door for a couple weeks at a time AND doing the repairs. Good idea... poor execution on Sommer's part. August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Quiet Gargae Door Opener My third Sommer garage door opener. Great engineering, ultra quiet, easy to program. Lifetime warranty. and lack of moving parts sold me. Used on a full 8 foot tall door and did not need an $60 extension kit. Would highly recommend August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Second review 3 years later I installed my Sommers opener 3 and 1/2 years ago and it has worked flawlessly but I recently had a problem it went up and would not go down. I called Sommer's customer service and explained what happened and they overnighted me a new circuit board for repair. I spoke with them several times during the process of troubleshooting what was wrong. The board arrived with very detailed instructions on how to swap it out including full color pictures so the repair was not that difficult. Swapped out the old circuit board in about an hour I removed the power head and sat at the kitchen table to work on it. This unit was well designed from a repair standpoint it is superior to the others I've had. Now the rest of the story; good news, bad news got everything back in place and the opener did the same thing went up but not down. Turns out the circuit board was fine a a critter chewed through one of the wires on the safety sensor. Fixed the wire and everything worked fine and now I have a new circuit board in my garage door opener so it will probably run fine for many more years. August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by poor performance This garage door opener is Very , Very slow. That is in both directions . And yes the door is perfectly balanced in the 2 to 4 foot area . And secondly one of the remote openers for our car & truck would not program properly , I have hopes of sending it back , Also the openers are way Too small and at night i can never find the correct button to push . I need to find out if any remote opener will work with this opener . July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Door Opener This garage door opener is excellent. It is extremely quiet and well made. I have a 7 foot standard size and weight garage door. My daughter has a heavier larger door and they have this garage opener and it has worked great for them for years. That is why I got mine when my old opener finally broke. If there is a negative the action of the door going up and down is just a little slower than other openers but so what? It works great and is quiet and sturdy! It has a good light too and 2 slim openers. I think this product is great and well priced. June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by quiet smooth operation / 2+ day install(!) We installed the Direct Drive Garage Door Opener in a rental unit, single car garage with sectional metal door. While the online youtube video is immensely helpful, the installation process is not so simple as the video appears. That said, having the video is invaluable, a handy visual primer w/ good tips for first time installers (manual directions are OK, too). The install took 2.5 days, b/c there was no previous garage door opener, so the ceiling mounting and metal door reinforcement parts had to be purchased and installed too. Plus we took time in properly balancing the door before beginning the installation of the Direct Drive opener. (note, the garage door MUST be correctly balanced or you'll risk burning out the motor carriage, voiding the warranty, too). The 2 remote controls are tiny and if it were me using it (instead of our tenant) i'd want bigger buttons with more contrast than a blue button on a black device. i'm older, vision esp. in low light/nighttime is weak. the wall control is surprisingly light plastic (feels cheap), but it seems to work well. Tips: 1) When initially opening and closing the door, to have this device/machine "Learn" the individual open/close range, the photo eyes MUST be correctly aligned (check to see their LED green-red lights are on), b/c if not, the door will open, but not close. 2), Pay attention to your installation instruction variants (noted on a separate sheet than the manual) for updated installation instruction (different than when the manual was printed) 3) Leave extra wiring length (even just a few inches) when connecting photo eyes and wall control to the control unit. We cut ours exactly, to not have loose floppy wiring, but that made it harder to insert the wires into the control terminals. Had we allowed for extra length (like the video shows), it is easier to insert the wire ends to terminals and the extra could be stapled to the ceiling neatly 4) This garage has a low ceiling and the Direct Drive just made it with clearance as the door opens and closes, to not hit the center rail. If you have a low ceiling, you might need to consider the order of the steps for install (note door arm connection to the motor carriage and don't put on the locking washers for center rail attachment to the ceiling mounting until you are sure your door arm smoothly operates - we just connected Center rail bolts and nuts w/o locking washers, then after the door arm was connected and we checked for good clearance, we undid the bolts on the center rail, added the locking washers and reconnected bolts, locking washers and nuts, all fine) Direct Drive Garage Door Opener seems well designed and engineered. Glad we bought it for the silent, smooth operation. In retrospect, we'd have it professionally installed with the purchase. 2 people, middle DIY ability (we've installed toilets, tile, laminate flooring, painted interior and exteriors), aged 41 and 52, if it matters. This install require very minimal physical strength (not a heavy task at all). July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quietest Door Opener Very quiet opener. The instructions could be clearer and it took almost 5 hours to remove the old and install the new opener. I used YouTube to get instructions for programming the opener to our car. Again, written instructions are not that good. July 12, 2016
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