Model # 1041V000

Internet #202474730

SOMMER 3/4 HP Direct Drive Garage Door Opener-DISCONTINUED

Discontinued SOMMER

3/4 HP Direct Drive Garage Door Opener-DISCONTINUED

store icon Loading Buying Options...
package icon Loading Buying Options...
Sorry, but we ran into issues loading these options. Please try refreshing.

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

The Direct Drive is the only one of its kind which offers Europe's leading innovative technology. Unlike conventional garage door opener that use a noisy chain, belt or screw the Direct Drive has only one moving part with no moving chain or belt. The motor glides silently along the stationary chain that is embedded in a sturdy steel rail, creating the quietest garage door opener available. The spring-loaded chain will never sag down. The sensitive internal obstacle detection and the safety sensors constantly monitor every door movement and ensure the highest level of safety. The Direct Drive 3/4 HPS motor provides maximum lifting force. Direct Drive technology requires no maintenance and makes this garage door opener extremely durable and long lasting.

  • Revolutionary garage door opener - Made in Germany
  • Lifetime warranty on the entire unit and two years on all accessories
  • 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 for up to 8 ft. tall garage doors, no additional extension kit required
  • Included safety sensors and sensitive obstacle detection ensure the highest level of safety
  • Includes two 2- button remote controls
  • Easy to assemble and to install, quick rail assembly kit
  • HomeLink compatible - vehicle remote control system
  • No maintenance and lubrication required
  • Soft start and stop relieves stress from the opener and garage door
  • The powerful 3/4 HP motor can lift heavy garage doors
  • Just 1.5 in. of clearance needed for installation

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.  Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.



Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
Rail Length (ft.)
10 ft


Doors Operated by Remote
Homelink Compatible,Lights,Manual Release Handle,Safety sensor
Garage Door Opener Horsepower (hp)
3/4 hp
Remote Control
Opener Type
Direct Drive
Product Weight (lb.)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

More Products With These Features


Customer Questions & Answers

  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 31ms
  • bvseo-msg: The resource to the URL or file is currently unavailable.;

Customer Reviews

3/4 HP Direct Drive Garage Door Opener-DISCONTINUED is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sommer 550 3/4HP Garage Door Opener I purchased my home 2 1/2 years ago. The semi-detached garage was added on in 1997; it is not a heated garage and the old Stanley door opener struggled during our cold Saskatoon winter temperatures. Last summer I tried to lubricate everything that moved in the hopes that it would work better in winter, but as soon as the cold weather hit it was the same old same old, so I decided to find a replacement. I looked at the big names with the belt drives and chain drives but the Sommer opener with the motor being the only moving part intrigued me. When you are dealing with sticky moving parts due to cold weather the fewer moving parts you have the better! I ordered the Sommer from the Home Depot website on a Tuesday and it arrived on schedule Friday afternoon, and since we were having some warmer weather (0 C) at the time I went right at it and began the installation. Having never done this before, it took me 6 hours, including the time to remove the old opener. The installation was easy; I worked from the instruction manual provided and had no problems. I had previously watched two online instruction videos on installing this particular model and having done this, the installation manual made a lot more sense, so I would recommend to the buyer that they do the same. That was last weekend, and one week later the cold weather (-32 C) has returned with a vengeance! The new opener is working fine, my wife is happy and therefore so am I! It functions very quietly and most of what you hear is the door itself. It is just slightly slower than the old opener was, but not enough to be a problem. One other thing to mention is that the model that is supplied by Home Depot is the new model (1042V001) with 310 MHz remotes and rolling code for additional security; up until last June the previous Sommer opener (1041V000) had 315 MHz remotes without rolling code. The only issue we have encountered is with the remotes. The are designed as key fobs, and although a visor clip is provided for them, they have small recessed buttons which are difficult to press when you are wearing heavy winter gloves in a cold car. I would like to see a larger, more conventional remote with large buttons made available for these openers. Other than that I am very pleased with the Sommer and recommend it to the purchaser.
Date published: 2013-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sommer 3/4hp Garage Door Opener Well, it's true, this is the quietest garage door opener I've ever heard. Not knowing about this Sommer opener, as it is not carried in most home depot stores (I don't know why?), I was about to purchase the competition's product. Then I saw it online on the home depot website and found only ONE Home Depot store about 30 km away that carried them. I picked one up the next day and installed it myself. I am so glad I bought this unit. It is so, so quiet, made of high quality components and easy to install and program with it's two included remotes. I had to buy a wireless keypad as this unit does not come with one. I think one should be included with the garage door opener. Although it doesn't offer all the bells and whistles like some of the competition, I would happily buy another Sommer without hesitation. Oh, my garage door is insulated steel and is 8 feet X 16 feet and the unit easily opens the door. Also, with the competition, I would be forced to buy a $70 extension kit for my 8ft door and I think this is ridiculous. The Sommer unit can open an 8ft door right out of the box. No extension needed. Great product and highly recommended!!
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST I have had 3 or 4 different types of door openers over time. Buying this one was the right decision. So quiet. So positive with its operation. I have had this opener for the past 4 months. No problems. I expect it to give me trouble free operation and enjoyment for years to come. I will highly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An innovative product I have a 7X12 wooden garage door. I installed the door opener in about 5 hours. It is a straight forward process with clear instructions. On first use I was amazed at how quiet it runs. After getting the correct stopping points adjusted it takes two up down cycles to self learn the tension of the door. I've been using for a few days now and love it. The design is innovative and it is a compact installation. The 3/4HP drive motor is the only moving part driving a chain sprocket that runs up and down a stationary chain in the rail. It uses sturdy sliding contacts to get its 24V power so there are no wires externally to the motor. Power comes from a contact in the control unit that simply pushes onto the rail. Time will tell if this sliding power contact system will have longevity. To me it is the only potential weakness. I don't see why anybody would dislike this garage door opener and it was reasonably priced for such a quality unit.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well. I am not particularly handy and I found the installation pretty easy. Delivery was prompt (within 2 days) even though I am way out of town. I was removing an old Stanley model, which had burnt out and stopped completely (it came with the house). Total installation time was one afternoon and a morning. I had to remove the existing opener and that took around 2 hours. I work at a methodical pace (not very quick!) and found it took around 4 hours to install the new one. I was able to install it without assistance, but you will need a tall step ladder to run the cables and position things correclty. A few times I had to re-read a section of the manual to understand, but overall I found it clear and well put together. The only part I really misread was how to remove the connecting wires if you needed to take them out (The wires were not twisted correctly the first time). It took me 5 minutes to relalise that I had to push down the release mechanism, rather than lever it (Yes in the manual it does say push down!). The product itself seems well built and with a simple design with fewer moving parts. In my full time profession, the principal of less complexity usually means you end up with a more relaiable a product. As for the noise level, all I can say is it's like night and day. We have a two car garage with seperate doors, my side burnt out, but my wife's is still the old opener (Stanley). My side is quite and silky smooth, with a gentle start and end. Her's is noisey and sounds like a small earthquake. I have no other experince of garage door openers, but this one does sound quite. I'll be replacing her side as soon as I can find the time. The 3/4 HP model is perfectly adequate for the single 8ft door. One thing that did confuse me is that when first plugged in, the lights will continually flash on and off at one second intervals. I though I had miswired something or the photosensors were not working correcly. What this flashing means is that it needs to perform a full open and close cycle twice to sense the weight of the door for speed adjustments. It would have saved me 10 minutes of another check of the wiring if this had been mentioned earlier. We have a ~30M driveway and when I am just at the entrance (to the driveway (line of sight) I can open the door. I did not have any missing pieces and I did not have to call the technical support line. I will update here if any problems develop and I may even post a video to YouTube of the difference in noise level. Overall: So far, very happy and I would recommend.
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Quiet and Quality Built I ordered the opener online and it was delivered the next day. Very special service at no extra cost from the distributor. Replaced a 5 year-old opener of a well-known brand, which had literally ground to a halt. I was as amazed at the high quality of the Sommer opener and how truly quiet it is. All the parts are finely finished and sturdy. The design, which has only one moving part, is brilliant and accounts in large part for its superior performance. On the negative side, the instructions were confusing as the installation manual and the instructional video frequently differed. However, I made a call to Sommer Canada and the technician was very helpful. It was delightful to have an instant answer from a live human who was knowledgeable about the product - what a change from so many other manufacturers! My extensive research on the internet confirms that Sommer is a reliable and responsive firm. Only time will tell, of course, but my initial experience has been extremely positive. I highly recommend this opener after very negative experiences with two other brands.
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive concept and design. Installs easily as described in the comprehensive manual, although some phrases look like they are translated from German. It took me longer to install than it should have owing to the new metal brackets that were needed, but then I'm the "measure once and cut many" type of DIYer.
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch I don't make a habit of reviewing products, however I was extremely impressed with both the fast delivery (ordered at 9pm on Tuesday and received Thursday), the ease of installation and product itself. Installation was much easier than the last opener that I installed. A couple of the noteworthy installation advantages that I found myself appreciating were that the hanger that suspends the unit from the ceiling can be slid along the track by about 18" so supporting it became very easy, secondly setting the limit switches for fully open and fully closed was as simple as with the door closed slide the limit stop in the track until you hear a click and tighten 1 screw and then repeating the process with the door open for the upper limit. Once installation was complete the promised quiet operation was realized as I realized what a creaky old door I have. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2012-01-24
  • y_2017, m_7, d_17, h_15
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_16
  • loc_, sid_202474730, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 50ms