Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 643
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DLR111 3/4 HP GARAGE DOOR OPENER
I replaced an old garage door opener with this new opener. I like the way it operates. It is very quiet. Some reviews do not like that it is slower than other makes. I have another door next to this one with an old opener which is quite noisy and vibrates. These are 8 foot doors. the old opener closes 2 to 3 feet ahead of this new opener. Big deal. What difference does 1 or 2 seconds make. It is not an Olympic event. The quiet and solid operation of the new opener wins.
September 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Great purchase
This is the quietest garage door opener on the market, and even better, it comes with a lifetime guarantee!
September 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tjfla 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ray Sliding Door Application
Works well on a heavy sliding door application. A bit slow, but sure beats having to get out of the car to open the door!
September 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer 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 BigDawg 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 Sam 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 301 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