Lowe's: Chamberlain belt or Genie Screw Drive?

davenJune 9, 2008

My craftsman died and Lowe's is having a $69 install special. Should I buy the Chamberlain 1/2HP Belt Drive:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=248739-38782-248739&lpage=none

Or the Genie 1/2HP SCrew DRive:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=251772-51-3060L-07&lpage=none

The sales associate is pushing the Genie but I saw that another Chamberlain was rated very highly at ConsumerResearch, theWD822KD. They are comparably priced and I need one ASAP. What would you do?

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don_1_2006

Chamberlain

    Bookmark   June 9, 2008 at 4:22PM
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dave_mn

Its a great question. I have had Sears openers in the past. They all seem to last 7-10 years. The last 2 I bought were Genies. They work great so far. I have a friend who is a contractor and he will only use Genies.
Toss up I think.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 1:34PM
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rbanks

Both of my Genie screw drive openers have been working well.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 1:37PM
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terps02

I bought the Chamerlain from Lowes at the same time of your post. I just put it up and I am very happy. The belt drive is almost silent.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 7:24AM
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