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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Model # 1042V004

Internet # 204154626

Store SKU # 1000026062

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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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
138 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
9.5 
Rail Length (ft.) 
138 ft 
Details
Bulb Type 
CFL 
Doors Operated by Remote 
Drive System 
Direct Drive 
Garage Features 
Illuminated Wall Control 
Horsepower (hp) 
3/4 hp 
Lights 
Yes 
Manual Release Handle 
Yes 
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 
Wireless keypad 
No 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Lifetime warranty on Unit, 2 Year warranty on accessory items. 

MORE PRODUCTS WITH THESE FEATURES

Opener Type: Direct Drive
Horsepower (hp): 3/4 hp
Brand: Direct Drive
Garage Features: Illuminated Wall Control
Review Rating: 4 & Up
Price: $200 - $250
Remote Controls Included: 2
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Can you tell me how many rails inside the package

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October 23, 2015
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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April 11, 2016
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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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April 5, 2016
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Three rails in standard unit.
Call Direct Drive if you have installions questions.
877-766-6607
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February 8, 2016
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3 long, 2 short
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November 12, 2015
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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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Will this opener handle a 16 foot wide garage insulated garage door.

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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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April 11, 2016
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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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February 10, 2016
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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 this unit be used for swing out doors???? If possible how to connect to doors.

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April 11, 2016
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Yes. Direct Drive has a kit for swing doors.
Go to
https://www.directdriveopener.com/store/p13/Swing_door_fitting.html
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This opener is normally only for overhead doors.
Call Direct Drive at 877-766-6607 for more information.
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March 29, 2016
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No, this can not be used for an out-swinging door.
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Is this opener compatible with the remote that I carry on me/in my vehicle?

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In other words, can I program a remote that I already have for this unit?
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I used the Direct Drive remotes in my cars.
Call Direct Drive [877-766-6607] for your vehicle compatibility.
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January 28, 2016
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The garage door opener Direct Drive comes with two remotes and it is Home link compatible. To get the directions to program your car to the Direct Drive opener go to --http://www.sommer-usa.com/homelink.html
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January 28, 2016
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The Direct Drive Garage Door Opener is compatible with SOMMER or Direct Drive brand wireless accessories and HomeLink.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 622 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by No Service I was impressed by the reviews so I bought it. Halfway through the installation I realized a part was missing. I didn’t want to UNDO the installation so I called Direct Drive to ask them to mail me the missing part. Phone was BUSY for over an hour. Finally, the call went through, but I reached an automated menu where I left my name and phone number. Well they didn’t call me back. I’m not surprised. I found a second phone number in the literature. Called that number but it was a DEAD number. I ended up buying a Chamberlain. The first thing I did was to call Chamberlain’s customer support to see that it actually does exists. Sommer/Direct Drive – Absolutely dreadful customer support. 1 STAR. April 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Garage Door Opener I Have Ever Owned Being a homeowner for 40 years, I have purchased and installed several garage door openers. I must say, the Direct Drive from Germany is the absolute finest, quietest and simplistic I have ever purchased. The only noise you hear is in the garage door itself as it opens or closes. The opener is basically silent. Hats off to the previous reviewers who played a large part in my purchase. They were spot on in their descriptions of quietness and simple operations. And how often to you find a company that believes in their product enough to offer a lifetime warranty? The only flaw is in the Homelink connection. I still do not have it working on two Audi 2014 vehicles and I have connected several for myself and several for my friends. After researching the issue, I believe I will have to get the Audi Homelink software updated to version 6 at the dealership before it will connect. But even without this, the remote is so small that it is definitely not a deal breaker. Overall, a superb product. April 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet and Reliable Can't find fault for this product. Easy to assemble and install. It is a significant improvement from the screw drive door opener that we had before. April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BEST GARAGE DOOR OPENER ON THE MARKET TODAY The Direct Drive opener is very easy to install using the manual and online videos. After two years of operation, I have had NO problems. The Direct Drive opener has a unique product feature that allows for the head [with lights & controls] to be installed remotely from the overhead track. No other opener has this feature. April 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Failed in Two years I installed mine two years ago for a two-car garage door. It had only normal use and it failed recently. It seems that the drive gear was worn-out. April 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very good Door Opener But! The instructions to the garage door opener was not specific enough to tell you what side the travel head chain is inserted into the head and which end of the travel bar each anchor head is to be installed. I had to call tech help 4 times to get them to tell be which anchor head goes on which end. Once the travel rail was taken down and the heads reversed then the unit worked. Nice to have the heads identified before you put them up. Other than that it is a very nice and very quiet door opener. March 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ABSOLUTELY AN AMAZING GARAGE DOOR OPENER Very high quality. I have had this opener for over 2 years. I have a solid wood door that is extremely heavy. I am in the process of upgrading the door to a roll up door that weighs much less. This unit has worked very well for 2+ years. The door needs more spring tension but instead I am upgrading the door. This unit is well worth it! March 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet as fog, and slower than fog. All 5 boxes at the store had damage/open on the ends. Check the contents before you leave the store. The unit is slower than fog, but just as quiet. Great replacement for the ancient worm drive that I had. March 22, 2016
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