Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 305
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by zdsteve Great door opener
I bought this opener to replace my Genie screw drive door opener. The old opener worked fine, but it screamed like a banshee when operating and no amount of lubricant would silence it.
My ease of installation on this opener was largely due to having a previously installed opener. All of the alignments, bracket placement,and sensor/switch wiring was already done. I just had to replace the old parts with new parts. Regardless of that, it's still pretty easy work for anybody with basic handyman skills, and only simple tools are required.
The hardware kit assumes a standard installation with a nearby outlet, but you will likely have to get some angle iron and additional nuts/bolts/screws to complete the installation. And you'll have to get an outlet installed ahead of time if you don't have one nearby.
I recommend you evaluate how you're going to attach the door bracket to the door and how you're going to hang the motor unit from the ceiling/rafters and buy any additional hardware before you start so you have everything in hand when doing the job.
The assembly of the lifting unit itself is easy, as are the adjustments after it's installed.
The opener itself is very quiet, making only a minimal humming noise when operating.
I live in Minnesota and we get hard freezes in the winter time, so the door seal can freeze to the slab and the motor performance can be affected by the cold. I'll see how it performs in cold weather and will update my review if there is a noticeable problem.
October 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gene Replacement for one we had.
We installed this with no problems. Instructions were clear and easy to follow.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Good product
Nice opener, easy install, it was nice that the remotes were preprogramed, and the open/close adjustments very easy to do. Opener is very quiet and fast and it is nice that it slows down at the end of travel. The quality is over all good but the light cover is a little flimsy and did not seem to close securely but it has not come open by itself so it should be ok.
September 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Thornak SilentMax 1000 3/4 HPC is quiet.
It is definitely much quieter than the previous (20 year-old) screw drive we replaced. The installation went fairly well but I did have a contractor do most of it. It took a couple of hours with removal of the old opener. Luckily we were able to use some of the supports from the old system to stabilize the motor. The ones sent in the package were not strong or rigid enough. Yet to see if this one will last as long as the previous one.
August 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tamphi Good purchase
I had a chain drive opener which was quite noisy. It works well for over 20 years. The new belt drive opener is much quieter and does not cost more. I was only concerned about the life of the belt which is warranted for 15 years. I am very satisfied with the product
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FloraDora30 Quiet and Quick
The SilentMax1000 is an excellent product. This is the 4th garage door opener I've had and the best by far. It's quiet and quickly opens/closes. I had it installed so I can't really address the actual ease of installation, but the installer had it ready for programming in 40 minutes; it was a replacement opener so he used existing wiring and supports. One thing that was irritating: I ordered the 1000 3/4 HPC and when it arrived, the box said Belt Drive 750. No where on the box was SilentMax 1000 mentioned. I wasted 18 min. on the phone with Genie (never spoke to anyone, on constant irritating hold) and then tried HD who also couldn't tell me why I received this product. We agreed it was "technically" the same product but they also couldn't get through to Genie support. HD offered to return/send a new product but I refused. I just wanted it installed. Once I opened the box, there was the SilentMax 1000 cover. Did they switch things out at Genie? Who knows since they never answered their support line. And it was Genie, not HD that shipped the product.
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Westy Outstanding garage door opener
WOW!! This thing lives up to it name "SlientMax" and is very smooth! I got this on a killer deal 50% off at Home Depot and am thrilled with the purchase. For the quality and value, it would be nearly impossible to do better and I honestly don't know why one would need more than 3/4HP unless their garage door was ultra-ultra heavy and insulated.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by June2016 Excellent opener
I have bought 3 garage door openers in the past year and this is by far the best one. I bought 2 Chamberlain chain drives and this Genie belt drive. As expected the Genie belt drive is much, much quieter than the chain drives. In addition, the Genie recognizes the car's "homelink" (built-in) transmitter for pre-2011 cars as well as newer cars. I have 3 cars, a 2004 vehicle, a 2011 and a 2015 vehicle. The Chamberlain garage door opener will not program to the 2004 vehicle, unless you buy additional equipment to make that work. That is true for both Chamberlains I bought. Soooo.... not only is the Genie more quiet and lets me program all cars, it was also $9 cheaper than the Chamberlain. And to top it all of, the Genie is a 3/4hp motor while the Chamberlains are 1/2hp. I'll never buy another Chamberlain, this opener is far superior.
July 19, 2016