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Chamberlain

Model WD832KEV

Internet #203790226

Whisper Drive 1/2 HP Belt Drive Garage Door Opener with MyQ Technology

$185.20 /box
  • Ultra-quiet & durable Whisper Drive operation
  • Convenient wireless backlit keypad
  • Easy upgrade to smartphone monitoring & control

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The new Chamberlain Whisper Drive 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener. As added convenience features the opener has a timer-to-close function that will automatically close the garage door in case you forget. The MyQ technology that allows your garage door opener to automatically control interior and/or exterior lights (with purchase of additional MyQ accessories) so you will never come home to a dark house again.

  • Belt drive steel-reinforced belt provides ultra-quiet operation
  • MyQ technology enables you to activate everyday products throughout your home for greater freedom and control
  • Timer-to-close automatically closes the garage door if you forget, can be set for 1, 5 or 10-minutes
  • Motion-detecting control panel - programs new remotes and MyQ accessories easily sets timer-to-close garage door opener lights automatically turn on when motion is detected
  • 3-Button remote controls - new tri-band frequency always finds clearest frequency for reliable performance over greater distances
  • Wireless keypad - unique four digit codes allows easy yet, secure access without a remote one touch to close
  • Low energy consumption uses 1-Watt standby power CFL compatible
  • Certain vehicle makes/models may require a compatibility bridge device to operate your garage door opener via the HomeLink buttons
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How fast/slow is this opener

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September 22, 2013
I'm looking to replace a Lift master chain drive unit that is well past it's prime.
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Anacortes, WA
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February 6, 2015
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Unit is about as fast as the Liftmaster chain drive it replaced. Probably takes4 to 5 seconds to open a 9' X 7' single wooden door. Might be the same time as the old drive, but MUCH quieter than before. Well worth the weight.
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Austin, TX
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February 12, 2014
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Our unit was past its prime too. I'm sold on the belt drive, it's nice and quiet and speedier than our old, clunky belt drive.
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December 10, 2013
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Seems quieter, quicker and stronger then chain version.
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Corpus Christi, TX, USA
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December 10, 2013
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I find this opener to be at least as fast as my old screw drive Chamberlain, which is plenty fast for me. Mine opens and closes a double aluminum door in about 6 seconds.
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Lewis Center, OH
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November 9, 2013
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Mine takes about 10 secs to open/close the 7-ft high single bay garage door
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Stoddard, NH, USA
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October 15, 2013
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the open/close time is approximately 6-8 seconds each way on my 10' X 10' door
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San Luis Obispo, California
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October 5, 2013
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I replaced an ancient Moore-O-Matic screw drive. The opener is a little faster than the old unit. Not a big difference.
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September 24, 2013
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More importantly Its quiet. The speed is average.
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September 22, 2013
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I just timed it for you. [I have the 8 foot accessory. Reduce times by 12% if you'll be using the "out-of-the-box" 7-foot lift.]
The door opens in 12 seconds and closes in 17 ... it closes slower because of the "soft close" feature.
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How quiet is this opener we have a bed room above the garage?

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Anacortes, WA
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February 3, 2015
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This unit is MUCH quieter than the chain drive we just replaced. Our kitchen is above the garage, so you could feel the previous opener work. Now, it's a distant whisper. Much nicer.
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Austin, TX
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February 12, 2014
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The unit itself is very quiet. There is always a bit of noise associated with the door because of the sound the rollers make when it's in motion.
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collegeville, pa
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December 10, 2013
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It is definetly quieter then chain. Motor and belt are very quiet. However, not totally quiet as the wheels on the door will still make some noise when going up or down.
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Corpus Christi, TX, USA
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The opener itself is much quieter than my previous 16 year old screw drive Chamberlain. Any noise that we hear mostly comes from the door itself, including some swinging brackets used for a support in case of hurricanes. I temporarily tied the swinging brackets close to the door and that reduced the noise greatly. As for my home, I can barely hear the door operate while only one room away. This is the Read More
The opener itself is much quieter than my previous 16 year old screw drive Chamberlain. Any noise that we hear mostly comes from the door itself, including some swinging brackets used for a support in case of hurricanes. I temporarily tied the swinging brackets close to the door and that reduced the noise greatly. As for my home, I can barely hear the door operate while only one room away. This is the most quiet opener I've ever owned. Read Less
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Lewis Center, OH
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November 9, 2013
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I have a home office above my garage and I'd say this opener is a lot quieter than the chain-driven one it replaced and the screw drive one that I still have in the second bay. It's definitely quieter than our washing machine, if that helps.
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Stoddard, NH, USA
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October 15, 2013
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the opener is almost silent. the only noise that may bother is the door itself. but a good tune up on the door including nylon rollers and proper adjustment you should not hear it at all in the room above.
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October 6, 2013
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I found it to be very quiet. We had a garage door opener under our game room theater, and you could hear/feel it. This one is not under a room (we now just have a one story) but I was surprised at how quiet it is. It is not silent, but on a scale of 1-10, I'd call it a 3. Our older unit was about an 8.
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September 14, 2013
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You're not going to find another one quieter.
I have three GDOs, one worm and two of these. With BR above, I won't open the bay having the worm but don't hesitate to open either of the other two.
A very light sleeper may be aroused by the whisper drive ... "it depends".
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does this opener come with battery backup or is it an add on accessory

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No it is not a battery backup door opener. In a power failure, you pull the cord to disengage the unit, then open the door manually.
One reply says it comes with battery. They are talking about the remote. The opener dose not operate with a battery.
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May 12, 2015
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No battery backup
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February 3, 2015
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There was no batter I noticed upon installation, and no mention of one in the instructions.
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November 24, 2014
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Hello! This model of opener does not include the battery backup functionality. It is not possible to add on a battery backup to this opener. Other models, such as the HD930EV, include a battery backup system.
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It comes with the battery, read to go.
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November 23, 2014
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no battery back up
You have to buy the next step up in their line
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Battery's aboard when you buy it.
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Do I need wiring for a first installation?

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I have a 7 ft double door garage door that should be balanced enough for the 1/2 hp. We've never had an opener so just wondering, does it need wiring or where does the power come from? We have a finished ceiling so I was reading somewhere that we will also need some brackets for install?
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Most newer garages are pre wired for door openers. You will need a 110 volt outlet in the ceiling to power the unit, and wiring to both sides of the garage door for mandatory safety stops. The wiring isn't that complicated, but you may want to get an electrician.
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August 25, 2016
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Greetings Skyflyer! The model WD832KEV has a 4 foot power cord coming from the motor that will need to be plugged into a grounded outlet, 120V AC, 60Hz line power. There are instructions in the owner's manual for permanent wiring, which include removing the 3 prong cord, connecting the black (line) wire to the screw on the brass terminal, the white (neutral) wire to the screw on the silver terminal and Read More
Greetings Skyflyer! The model WD832KEV has a 4 foot power cord coming from the motor that will need to be plugged into a grounded outlet, 120V AC, 60Hz line power. There are instructions in the owner's manual for permanent wiring, which include removing the 3 prong cord, connecting the black (line) wire to the screw on the brass terminal, the white (neutral) wire to the screw on the silver terminal and the ground wire to the green ground screw. (The opener MUST be grounded). The safety sensors and door control wire is included with the opener. (2 conductor bell wire, 22 gauge)
The opener will come with 2 hanging brackets but you would need to purchase one or 2 support brackets. Using included lag screws you would attach the support bracket(s) to the finished ceiling then use the included hanging brackets to hang from the support brackets to the opener. Additional hardware needed - at least 2 of each - hex bolt 5/16" - 18x7/8", nut 5/16'-18 and lock washer 5/16"-18.
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Yes.
For the door openers & infrared units.
I wired straight up (wires exposed) & fished via the attic & down thru the rear garage wall.
Neater install......... v
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Almost every house built since the 1970s has a 120V receptacle installed in the garage ceiling; it's typically installed approximately where you'll be needing it plug in the GDO. [If it's not there, you can install one [the wiring can be surface-mounted, if necessary]; do not tap off a switched light circuit.
The only other 'wiring' are for the sensors mounted at the inside corners of the door at Read More
Almost every house built since the 1970s has a 120V receptacle installed in the garage ceiling; it's typically installed approximately where you'll be needing it plug in the GDO. [If it's not there, you can install one [the wiring can be surface-mounted, if necessary]; do not tap off a switched light circuit.
The only other 'wiring' are for the sensors mounted at the inside corners of the door at floor level; these low-voltage DC wires come back to the GDO.
You don't say if your door is wood or aluminum; typically, if you can easily lift it, a 1/2 HP GDO will be able to handle it too; if it's tough to lift manually, step up to a 3/4 HP. GDO need a balanced [spring attached] door.
Mounting a GDO is not difficult. The instructions [available on-line] are very clear, and simple. Yes, you will need to install two angle brackets along the ceiling [catching the floor joists that run front-to-back].
For someone with modest mechanical skills and not intimidated working on a step ladder, assembly and installation shouldn't take more than two hour.s. Read Less
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Yes, you need power in the ceiling near the opener. Installing an outlet would be the best choice. Also, there needs to be something to hang it from. I have two aluminum L brackets that are mounted to the ceiling, spanning between two trusses. I drilled four holes in these to mount the opener.
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August 25, 2016
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The unit has a regular three prong plug. A mediumy duty extension cord would work.
The unit comes with mounting brackets, but you might need two short 2x4's for ceiling clearance.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 418 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by easy to install and works amazin I installed this with a friend. It took about 2 hours, but only because we were being cautious and did not want it to be crooked. The instuctions were easy to follow. I enjoy the automatic light when I enter my garage. The door goes up and down with minimal sound and it is pretty fast too. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy PROs: Assembly and Install were pretty straight forward. The unit is very quite and smooth. It comes with two remotes and a wireless, Keyless, entry keypad to mount outside, all are pre-programed and have batteries installed, ready to go. *The remotes bought separately would be over $100. The control pad has many functions, operate the door, motion detector light switch, automatic close options. CONs: Instructions do need to be clearer, illustrations are low in detail. ie; dose not show or tell what side is up when installing the rail. You should go to YouTube and watch the video first, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5kPdnSEdLI July 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chamberlain WD832KEV Like a giant erector set but following installation guide everything went together ok. Very quiet and handles my 16' wide wooded sectional door fine. I like the outdoor keypad which is programmable for limited guest entry. Also like the motion detector that turns on the light when I enter the garage at night, very handy! I took off one star because this opener would not program to the garage door opener buttons in my Lexus and I had to order a Homelink compatibility bridge at an additional cost of $28. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is the 4th Garage Door Opener we have purchased and the only one we will ever buy. This is our 4th purchase as we have 4 garage doors. We always have a Garage Door Company install. The oldest is about 8 years and we have never had a problem with any of them which is why we decided to stay with this brand. August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good, except for price increase Very quiet and works great. Very upset @ Home Depot thou. Checked price in the morning, and when I went to order that evening when I got home from work; price increased $30!! All models of Chamberlain openers went up in price. I called and got the run around and said that is the way it is-too bad. I would have bought from another vendor, but Home Depot has the monopoly on this particular model that no one else has. Had it installed professionally in a new house August 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not compatible with older cars with HomeLink! I wish Chamberlain made it more clear that its HomeLink is only compatible with recent car models. Not only that, since I replaced only one of my garage door openers, the remotes are not compatible with each other either. Chamberlain does sell a "compatibility bridge" that is designed to resolve this issue and it costs $25, except the price quickly adds up to almost $42 when they charge $15 for ground shipping plus tax. Unbelievable! August 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great product A good product for the price. I was able to do the installation myself in a couple of hours. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Garage Door Opener While it certainly does make noise during operation, it is noticeably quieter that my chain opener it replaced. And I love the security that comes with the timer to automatically close the door. September 2, 2016
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