Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 368
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 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 Dave Exceeded my expectations
My old screw-drive Genie gave up the ghost last month after many years of service, and went down to Home Depot on a Saturday morning to replace it. I was about to pick up a similar unit off the rack but got talking to the Home Depot guy in the aisle. He suggested that I consider this particular unit as one that was very popular (indeed - it was out of stock). Being a "gadget guy" I liked the internet connection feature, and decided to order it instead. I am so pleased with it. I thought it was a bit difficult to install, but that's probably just me. Now that I have lived with it for a month, I am totally impressed. The "features" that I thought were gimmicky are truly useful. The fact that the garage light comes on automatically when you come into the garage (and off when you leave) is very handy. I made a rule (on the app) that notifies me if the garage door is open between 10pm and 6am. No more worry about leaving the garage door open all night. Totally useful. And it is extremely quiet compared to my old unit. I love my new "smart" garage door. Thanks Home Depot!
April 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cricket Excellent opener.
I love this opener. The manual was clear enough. I assembled it in about 2 hours. Battery backup is a nice feature. The opener is very quiet and works smoothly.
March 24, 2015
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 Tom3 Extremely quiet, love the internet alerts
Unfortunately this took me a long time to get installed because of issues with my garage unrelated to this opener. This garage door opener is extremely quiet due to it's belt drive. It's so quiet I can barely hear it opening except from one room over the garage. It's good that I get alerts on my cellphone otherwise I wouldn't know if someone else is opening it or if I accidentally pushed the button on my keychain remote which I purchased seperately. The garage door can be programed to automatically close after a period of time so even if I do accidentally open the door it will open the door it will close soon after. Not a problem unless you choose to use a keychain remote which I prefer.
Installation was very easy and the instructions were easy to follow.
The battery backup is a great feature, especially if you have a vaulted garage like me with no other access to the garage besides the garage door. The garage door will open and close a few times even without power. I was recently inside my garage during a power outage. The garage door opened slowly to let me out but it did open. I tested it a few times with the power out and it worked fine. After the power comes back on it charges the battery back up. Like all SLA batteries they'll need to be replaced every few years.
Remotes are easy to program and the new rolling code system is more secure however you may need an adapter if your car has built in a garage door opener remote as it may not be compatible directly. Personally I don't like to keep an opener in my car even for those times I leave the car in the driveway.
The opener has plenty of power. I have an old, solid wood single car garage door and it lifts it without problem.
It was easy to connect it to my wifi network and I can control the garage door from my computer and phone if I'd like and check it's status from anywhere. I also picked up a couple of MyQ light switches for some exterior lights. The switches can be programmed to turn on and off with the garage door or you can set them up to work with the remote buttons. I don't think you can do both and you can't program the lights to come on at specific times of the day. The light switches can also be controlled over the internet too.
My garage faces south and during some parts of the day the sunlight will interfere with the IR sensors and the garage door won't close. You need to press and hold the garage door button on either the inside control or the wireless keypad remote outside. Adjusting the sensors when the sun is out helps a bit but I still run into issues.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by George Great opener
I just finished installing 2 of these units to replace 20 year old chain drive craftsman. What a difference,they are super quiet and smooth. Installation was easy, instructions very through and easy to follow. I was able to install both units with rewiring and running new wire for sensors , which was the most time consuming in about 8 hours this included taking down the old.Quality is ok as with all new products not as good as the 20 year old product of yesteryear, like everything now a days. The MyQ is pretty cool as you can operate the doors from your phones and know the status of doors with alert being sent knowing when opened or closed. I am very pleased with product and the deal here is real good as it includes the internet gateway a $50 extra
September 15, 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