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3/4 HP Garage Door Opener with Smartphone Controller

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Product Overview

The SOMMER 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 Technology 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 object detection system and the safety sensors constantly monitor every door movement ensuring the highest level of safety. The 24-Volt DC motor travels with the garage door which provides maximum lifting force and minimizes wear and tear. The Direct Drive Technology enables the SOMMER opener to be powerful, reliable and safe.
  • Model 1042V002 includes the GoGogate smartphone controller which allows you to open, close and monitor your garage door from anywhere, easy setup and no monthly fees or charge for smart phone app
  • Lifetime warranty on the entire unit and 2-year warranty on all accessories, tested up to 100,000 cycles by an independent test institute
  • 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
  • Extremely quiet, smooth and reliable garage door operation because of only 1 moving part
  • Highly rated for performance and design (see reviews for product 1042V004)
  • 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
  • Home link compatible - vehicle remote control system
  • Includes two 2-button remote controls and multi-function wall station
  • Only 1.5 in. of clearance needed for installation
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
138
Product Height (in.)
5
Product Width (in.)
9.5
Rail Length (ft.)
11

Details

Bulb Type
CFL
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Doors Operated by Remote
2
Features
Illuminated Wall Control,Lights,Manual Release Handle,Rolling code technology,Safety sensor
Garage Door Opener Horsepower (hp)
3/4 hp
Included
Remote Control
Mounting Location
Ceiling Mounted
Opener Type
Chain Drive
Product Type
Without Battery Backup
Product Weight (lb.)
42.6
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime

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Customer Reviews

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I have two 8' x 9' garage doors that used Sears openers (made by Chamberlain, I think) for a coup...
I have two 8' x 9' garage doors that used Sears openers (made by Chamberlain, I think) for a couple of decades. Those openers had composite couplings and sleeves that wore out over time and were a pain to replace. They had two screw adjustments for force and two screw adjustments for open and close distances that did not want to hold their settings. This new unit does away with those frustrating adjustments. There are two stops that you set in the track to determine how high and low the door will open. The unit teaches itself the amount of open and close force that is needed. No more finicky fiddling with four screws to get the settings right. As near as I can tell there is only one moving part - a gear that is made out of metal, so parts replacement should be a thing of the past. The new unit is much quieter than the one I replaced, and there is less bouncing of the door rails. The doors are side by side, so I was able to compare the opening and closing speeds, and the new unit is about four seconds slower, an insignificant difference as far as I'm concerned. As soon as one of the parts breaks in my other old unit I intend to replace it with another Direct Drive. The unit has been operating a few weeks now without problems. Notice this photo shows our unit mounted to a concrete roof that is 10' above the floor. The garage door is 8" high and all the necessary hardware was included for a door of that height - no extension was required.
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    While it was not hard for me as a female to assist in putting this together, and I had help from ...
    While it was not hard for me as a female to assist in putting this together, and I had help from a male who had installed his own previously, it was a tad confusing as some of the parts had changed and we would have been on hold if I hadn't gotten someone on the phone to ask a question, (after the hours that they say they are available). It is quiet, which I couldn't imagine that it would be as quiet as it is because the door had been opened manually for a few years and seemed so loud each time it was raised or lowered. It's cold outside now and having this for about a month now, I am so glad to once again be able to push a button and drive into my garage.
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    BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: I am impressed, it's rock solid, and whisper quiet. 100% SATISFIED. BACKG...
    BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: I am impressed, it's rock solid, and whisper quiet. 100% SATISFIED. BACKGROUND: • I am a Do-It-Yourselfer with no training. I YouTube everything and have a white collar job, so I am not even used to tools. • I have a single car garage door made of wood and weighting about 250 pounds. • It took me three weeknights after dinner to install this, with no extra tools or trips to Home Depot. A second person would have helped, but is not necessary. If it were a weekend it would have been one day, including removing the old unit. • Removing the old unit is the hardest part (from a safety standpoint - the old rail fell on my head!) If it is a new installation, it is no harder than any other new opener. • I have a couple hundred cycles on the unit so far after installing it two weeks ago. The GOOD: • This thing is whisper quiet. Seriously, you have no idea how quiet. I also took the opportunity to replace all springs, cables, pulleys, and rollers with good quality as well, and you can not hear it from inside the house or a few feet away in the driveway. In the confines of the garage it is audible, but you don't need to raise your voice to continue a conversation. • Complete directions are easy to follow (beware the quick start guide!) • It worked perfectly the first time I plugged it in and tried it, from the wall switch, my cell phone, and from the remotes. • Range of the factory remotes is pretty good. No need to get super close and stop if you are using those. The BAD: • It leads you to believe you can control your door from anywhere - that requires purchase and installation of a sold-separately camera and a subscription (if you read closely on the description I think it mentions it in the fine print). • If you don't have the subscription, etc., the smartphone app only works when you are connected to your home WIFI, so range is VERY limited. • Installation is not simple, but not difficult either, just tedious, even though it only requires simple tools. • Not one single bracket, fitting, or connector is reusable as it would be if you upgraded to a new model of your existing unit. You will replace a lot of stuff, leading (in my case) to some minor cosmetic work. The UGLY: • The "quick start" instructions are 100% useless, unless you have the full instructions memorized, which would remove all need for a quick start guide. • The whole thing feels very plasticky, despite actually being pretty good quality.
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    I couldn't install it becaue the description on your website...
    I couldn't install it becaue the description on your website was incorrect. It said it had an 11' rail and when I receive it, it only has an 8'. So I must return it.
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    Avoid it like the 'Rona!!!
    My 6 year-old Sommer Direct Drive is going in the trash tomorrow. Check the youtube videos - the contact points fail, and it simply stops working. It was smooth originally (when it worked), but it's very poorly designed. Sommer supposedly has a "fix" - they sent the kit and I spent an hour+ installing the "fix" and it still doesn't work. For nearly $300, a garage door opener should last, and should not require the level of maintenance that this thing does.
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      Superb Product
      I have this product installed for one of my garage doors and it is an excellent product...It operates very smoothly and quietly...It is much better from the type of openers where the belt moves...Also since the movement is much smooth,the object detection lights affixed at the bottom of rails wont go out of alignment like the other products...
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        Absolutely perfect garage door opener!
        I've had this Sommer direct drive garage door opener for nearly 10 years and it has worked perfectly. It is extremely quiet and maintenance free. Will buy another for my two other garage door openers as soon as they fail.
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          Delivery sent to store and was in an open package...
          Delivery sent to store and was in an open package all scratched up like it had been installed and taken off. Returned for credit and purchased somewhere else due to the lack of stock in store and needed right away.
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          Second one I’ve bought and installed. Easy and quick...
          Second one I’ve bought and installed. Easy and quick assemble. Works like a charm.
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          The direct drive was very easy to install. The best...
          The direct drive was very easy to install. The best thing was that I could utilize my existing wiring and support railing from previous garage door opener.
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          Quiet. Very quiet. But the motor has burned out after only two years. Door is perfectly balanc...
          Quiet. Very quiet. But the motor has burned out after only two years. Door is perfectly balanced, but the motor only kicks on if I hit it with a hammer (just like a starter motor going bad.) Hitting it with a hammer makes noise, which defeats the purpose of the quiet motor (baby's room is directly above garage.) Pretty expensive for two years. Time to look up where to go for warranty support.
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            Smartphone controller is horrible
            The Direct Drive garage door opener is pretty straight forward and easy to install. I did have to make alterations to my current setup because it was longer than my previous setup. The GoGogate is horrible and not worth the money. Contacting their tech support was a joke. The only response i receive from them was to make sure that that the device wasnt connecting to 5 ghz instead of 2.4. After I verify it was connecting to 2.4, GoGogate NEVER return any of my messages. You have to wonder about a product that the only way to contact customer service is via email.
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              Easy to follow instructions, super quiet operation. We are happy...
              Easy to follow instructions, super quiet operation. We are happy that we upgraded to receive the smartphone options. Now I can tell if the door is opened or closed when not at home and the temperature as well. I can also open or shut the door from anywhere, very cool add on.
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              Excellent door opener very quiet ...
              Excellent door opener very quiet
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              Excellent product!! Super happy to choose second time to buy the same garage door opener for my s...
              Excellent product!! Super happy to choose second time to buy the same garage door opener for my second House.
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              One key part missing. I have to stop installation in...
              One key part missing. I have to stop installation in the middle of the job and have not been able to finish the job. I called Home Depot but did not get to the right person. Will try again this weekend.
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              I am very satisfied with garage door opener. Was quite...
              I am very satisfied with garage door opener. Was quite easy to install. Did have to run ac wiring, for there was none other than exiting shop light, controlled with wall switch. The smart phone control works well. Can open form anywhere with the gogogate app. Runs very smooth and quiet.
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              Clear instructions for both the opener and the GoGoGate wifi...
              Clear instructions for both the opener and the GoGoGate wifi unit. Easy installation with quality parts. Easy connection with wifi (which is in the house - garage is separate from the house by about 50’). Has been operating flawlessly.
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              Quiet, powerful opener. Motor moves along fixed chain. Control unit can be removed without remo...
              Quiet, powerful opener. Motor moves along fixed chain. Control unit can be removed without removing motor. German engineering. Installation no more difficult than most. One minor flaw: small remotes have tiny buttons, not easy to press with bare fingers, let alone gloves.
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              This is the second one I have bought and installed. The first one is several years old now and h...
              This is the second one I have bought and installed. The first one is several years old now and has worked well. It is easy to install. I purchased it because of the lifetime warranty of the product. This opener is very very quiet when opening and closing. I would definitely buy another one and recommend it.
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              The Direct Drive garage door opener works great! It is SUPER quiet. but DON'T BUY THE MODEL WITH...
              The Direct Drive garage door opener works great! It is SUPER quiet. but DON'T BUY THE MODEL WITH THE SMART PHONE CONTROLLER. The Gogogate controller is a piece of crap. You can buy it separately elsewhere if you really want that device. At least read the bad app store reviews on the Gogogate 2 app before buying. Buy the model without the smartphone controller. If you want a smartphone controller, there are many options out there to add one later. I thought spending a little extra now to get the smartphone controller with it was a good idea. Now I have a great garage door opener with a smartphone controller that is totally useless. Don't be like me. Be warned about LED Bulbs. I put 100W (equivalent) LED bulbs in the opener. Something about the LED bulbs interfered with the signal range. Literally, the remote didn't work while standing immediately outside the garage door. I contacted Sommer and they were responsive, they mentioned the issue with LED bulbs, and also sent me an antennae. I swapped 100W to 60W LED and installed the antennae. Now the range is what I had expected. Lastly, be warned about remote compatibility. My previous aftermarket keypad and aftermarket remotes no longer worked. The opener doesn't learn the signals. I think this opener works on a frequency not used by other openers. You have to use their remotes and their keypad. It did work with the Homelink opener built in to my car.
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                This is an amazingly quiet opener, virtually peerless. When we...
                This is an amazingly quiet opener, virtually peerless. When we sit inside our car in the garage, we can't hear the door opening. The opener itself is basically silent: the only noise is the door moving and the hinges bending. It's great for our sleepy baby!
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                The installation of the door opener was simply. Hanging the...
                The installation of the door opener was simply. Hanging the rail took us most time. We needed to make changes after the first trial. The operation of the opener was great (super quiet). The setup of wifi control was difficult (poor online instruction). We've not got that working yet.
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                Excellent garage door opener. It is really nice to...
                Excellent garage door opener. It is really nice to be able to use my smartphone to open and close it from anywhere. Very quite and smooth, you can barely hear it upstairs.
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                easy to install and is very quite
                easy to install and is very quite
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                Super Quiet!!! So far so good!! I put this on my rental house!
                Super Quiet!!! So far so good!! I put this on my rental house!
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                assembly was a breeze. It truly is the quietest door...
                assembly was a breeze. It truly is the quietest door lift I have ever had. And all parts are lifetime warrantied. You can’t go wrong. It is slower than the other door lifts but a small scarifice for thr noise reduction. The wifi controller is fantastic. Open the app on my phone and open the door.
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