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:


Or the Genie 1/2HP SCrew DRive:


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?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


    Bookmark   June 9, 2008 at 4:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 1:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Seeking advice on faux wood garage doors
Hello, X-posting in home building forum. I'd like to...
Craftsman garage door opener problems
I am having trouble with my 3 year old Craftsman garage...
Keyless lock for manual garage door?
I have a two car garage with separate manual lift garage...
Unfinished Detached Carport from 1924
Hi, My house and an accompanying detached garage were...
Good material to patch potholes in old garage floor?
I have some pot holes in my 1963 garage floor. The...
Sponsored Products
Red Saugus Stripes Rug
$321.99 | Dot & Bo
Beige Microfleece Low-Voltage Warming Blanket
$69.99 | zulily
Moen One Handle Chrome Low Arc Pull Out Kitchen Faucet
Chatham Headboard
Grandin Road
Double Equal Bowl Copper Apron Sink
MR Direct Sinks and Faucets
Avalon Recycled Plastic Chaise Lounge - C440BLK
$809.99 | Hayneedle
Juno 4" Low Voltage Black Gimbal Recessed Light Trim
$49.91 | Lamps Plus
Tech Lighting Veryon 700-FJ-VRN-8316-03-S Low Voltage 16 Watt LED Track Fixture
Alcon Lighting Supply Co
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™