Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 367
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HoneyfromPgh I LOVE it!
I considered this product simply because of the lifetime motor, lifetime belt and is very quite! My nephew assembled the unit, uninstalled our old Genie and mounted this. I was left to deal with the electrical part. Since I am NOT an electrician, I installed the wires generically to the walls and ceiling until I can have an electrician attach the wires to our existing concealed wires. The belt hangs a bit loose but it doesn't appear to pose a problem. I also mounted the wireless key pad on the outside wall of the garage door! I LOVE the ease of using my q. I believe this to be the best garage door opener on the market!
May 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trip2HD All that and a bag of chips too!
My 23 year old son assembled inside of an hour. The new Chamberlain replaced an older alternate brand opener and the difference is amazing. Super quiet (worth price of admission alone), auto shuts in 10 minutes, sensor light knows when we enter the garage and comes on, display panel on the opener as noted in picture. Then top this with outside security panel where we simply open by entering a code replacing a keyed entry and the fact we have a phone app and can check if it's open or closed. This unit has the safety sensors that prevents it from closing on someone the former model didn't provide due to its age. Add it has a battery back up and seriously this simply should have been done years ago.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TuckerLM Quiet as a mouse
When My 15 year old chain driven Liftmaster finally gave out (at the same time that I had to have a garage door repair company replace two thrown sprigs), the technician quoted me $500.00 to replace it, and it would have had none of the features this thing is packed with. I had never installed a garage door opener before, had this assembelled in 20 mins and installed in 30 min. The myQ installation is also a breeze.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ok2bout Easy Install (Replacement Unit)
Purchased this unit yesterday after my previous battery back-up opener stopped charging the battery. Rather than spending the money for a very expensive computer board I decided to purchase another unit. This is an upgraded version of my previous opener. It was a perfect fit and was able to just remove the belt from the old opener, removed the 2 bolts holding the track to the unit and 2 bolts that secured the unit to the brackets. Took me about 75 minutes total install time. This unit is very quiet and cant be heard in the house or especially the living area above the garage. Remotes are preprogrammed and I programmed 2 other units right from the wall control. Setting up the MyQ only took a few minutes and connecting to the app was easy.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Burlito This garage door opener I believe is above all the best and quietest garage door opener for our two car single door garage
we just moved into our home and our garage door opener started making some unusual noise because it was very old probably could have been fixed but I wanted a quieter one anyways so I was excited to be able to replace it with this awesome beltdrive .Its so smooth and quiet I don't believe you will find any quieter.our living room is adjacent to the garage and when you close the door the only thing you can here is the wheels of the door itself rolling on the rails .I did a lot of research and this is the one I chose for my family.easy to program if you have your garage open it has a motion detection that will activate the lights when someone starts to walk in,it also had one on the wall mount controller which can be set to turn on when it detects movement as well at it has the time and temperature on the display.I have mine hooked up to my WiFi which works flawlessly ,you can control your garage door from your phone and even set it to give you a notification every time its opened or closed.The wall mount controller also has a button to only turn the lights on the opener which is very handy.This opener is well worth the money and simple to install with minimum skill .I can't find anything I don't like about this opener and would deffinately buy another one just like it if I had another garage lol oh I also forgot to mention the wireless keyless entry I have mounted on the outside of my house another luxury that comes with this awesome Chamberlain opener .
July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Quiet Operation and Feature Rich
I ordered this unit to replace a ten year old high end screw drive opener that was loud and lacked many of the features offered by this new opener.
The installation is definitely not quick if you haven't replaced a garage door opener before, but is not overly complicated if you have the time to read the instructions and the space to keep everything organized. There are a lot of parts and pieces, and the instructions don't do a great job of identifying which parts go where, so you'll definitely want to keep all of the parts together and well sorted.
The only mistake that I made was assuming that, because two prior garage openers had been mounted to the drywall in my house, the instructions were being overly cautious when requiring that the header be mounted to wood. As it turns out, this door is jerkier (perhaps because of the 3/4 HP motor) and it ripped out of the drywall before I was even done training it. It is definitely quieter when mounted correctly anyway, so make sure you follow directions and mount it to a stud!
I also used the installation upgrade package, which includes a horizontal bracket, upgraded vertical brackets, and covers for the wires. I would highly recommend this upgrade for a cleaner look once installed, and the rubber sound dampening bolts included to attach the motor housing to the ceiling bracket. Perhaps it is a bit pricey for what it is, but the cost is only a fraction of the overall cost of the opener, and is worth the improved appearance and quiet operation.
The sound of the motor takes some getting used to, as it sounds like my drill when the battery is dying. I am not used to hearing a high pitched whine from the garage door opener, so I initially felt like it was underpowered. As I've gotten more used to the sound, however, I realize that it is simply a different sound.
More importantly, it is much quieter. I noticed a difference in the garage, but the real difference is inside the house. Our old opener would trigger the motion-activated camera in the nursery and vibrate pictures on walls bordering the garage. All of this is gone, and you cannot hear the opener AT ALL from the nursery that backs up to the garage--even when listening for it. What a life saver!
I used a decibel meter to measure how loud the old door and new door are when opening and closing, and attached a picture of the comparison. While the old door opened much faster, it was at a cost of about 20db more noise. The close speed is about the same, but this new opener is about 10db quieter. A 10db increase is double the noise, and a 20db increase is quadruple the noise. So while the opener is not truly "whisper" quiet, it is less than half as loud as my old screw drive opener, which I would consider to be of average loudness.
The app is very useful, but has limited functionality. It literally only allows you to see if the garage is open or closed, how long it has been in that position, and to remotely open or close it. I attached a video of the app being used to open and close the door. As you can see, there is a 1-2 second delay (over 4G LTE cellular connection) in response time, plus a 10 second warning to alert anyone nearby when the door is about to close due to a timer or remote close command.
One of my favorite features, which is not heavily advertised, is that you can put the opener in learn mode from the control pad rather than climbing up to press a button on the motor. This is also how you set up the included remote keypad and the included internet gateway. The internet gateway must be connected to a router via Ethernet cable, so make sure you have a spare port on your router/switch. My router and switches are all the way on the other side of the house from the garage, but I have absolutely no issues with connectivity.
The only connectivity issue I have is with the Homelink in my 2011 Hyundai Sonata. I checked the Homelink website prior to ordering this opener, and found that this model was one of very few that didn’t have a warning that a repeater may be required. Well, when I called after attempting to program my car to the opener, I found out that I do need a repeater. I only had to pay a few dollars S&H and wait 5-7 business days to get the repeater, but it seems that very few cars will work without one. The repeater will not work when the power goes out, but the keypad still works so you don’t have to keep an extra remote in the car. And I attached my internet gateway to the same UPS that powers my router and modem, so I can still open (though not close) the door with the app when the power is out.
Overall, it is a great opener that is really quiet and has a ton of great features that make life even easier, at least once you get it all installed and working properly.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ColdChurchTrustee AWESOME Improvement
Bought this opener to replace an old 1/2HP chain drive unit. My kids used to yell "Daddy is home" as soon as they heard the old opener. Now, they yell it when I open the door from the garage to the inside of the house because they can't hear the opener.
I also knew I wanted a better opener because I was getting a new garage door. I had prices from garage door companies anywhere from $400 - $500 to install an opener with a fraction of the bells and whistles that this opener came with (i.e. MyQ technology and batter backup).
I also bought the fancy Liftmaster bracket from Amazon (~$22) and it completed the installation and gave everything a great look for my future mancave.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alangski Already saved me from a possible headache!
This opener with the My Q app is amazing. Renters forgot to close the garage door when they were leaving and I was not expecting anyone for over a week to check on the place. Got a notification from my phone and quickly discover the door was left opened. With a tap of the screen the door was closed! Great notification feature. Installing at all other properties plus the belt is super quite!
September 10, 2013