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Direct Drive 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener

Direct Drive

3/4 HP Garage Door Opener

  • 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)
$228.00 /each

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 648 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Buy This opener is super quite! This is the 4th unit I have bought and installed at different locations; and, just recently ordered another for a friend. They are simple to install, except the 20-2 electric eye wire was too fragile for my stapler, so I replaced it with 18-2 phone cable on this last one. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Direct Drive garage door opener The opener was installed on a 16' X8' insulated sectional door. The ease of installation was amazing and it is the quietest opener I have ever (not) heard. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by quiet and smooth iso mpressed by this german product, its so quiet. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very pleased with this purchase, fast shipping, it works great this opener works great, is very quiet. it's not as fast as the old opener but it's fine September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 Works Installation was not difficult. Opener is quiet. May open a bit slower than my past openers but if I had not read that online I probably would not have noticed. September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great purchase This is the quietest garage door opener on the market, and even better, it comes with a lifetime guarantee! September 17, 2016
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