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

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

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

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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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collegeville, pa
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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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September 14, 2013
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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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December 10, 2013
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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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May 13, 2016
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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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Chesterfield VA
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November 24, 2014
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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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August 24, 2016
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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September 1, 2016
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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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August 25, 2016
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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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August 25, 2016
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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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Pittsburgh, PA
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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 442 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 Wonderful Product I had this unit installed about two weeks ago but rated to rate it until I had the chance to use it for a little while. Let me say I've had three openers since moving in to my home but this one has been very reliable and responsive to the remote. It's quiet and I have even taken advantage of pairing it with my cell phone. Now I had to purchase the wifi unit separately but when paired you can see if your door has been closed right in your cell phone or tablet. If you have left the home and wondered if you close your door. Just log into the app and you can quickly see if it's open. You can at that time just press the door display in your phone and watch it close on the app. It even records what time your door was opened and closed. Do yourself a favor and give this opener a try you won't be sorry. October 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Great garage door opener as of now. Just installed it less than a week ago. I recommend reading through the directions as that saved a lot of time when installing the unit. My time consuming part was not having the right size brackets before starting. Get all your supplies before starting and you should be able to start to finish in about 1-2 hours. October 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by so far so good Iv had this unit installed for about a month and its had no issues up to this point. It is very quiet and all of its functions work how they should. This package came with the keypad which is great. The instructions could have been a little better, it took me a good 4-5 hours to set up including the time it took me to take doen the old unit. September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Whisper Drive Garage Door Opener Quality product and very quiet...................... October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good opener Purchased this product as we needed a new garage door opener. I had it professionally installed which only took the guy about an hour to do and without too much trouble. It's definitely quieter than the previous chain link opener (though not dramatically). And being able to get it on sale for $25 off made it a good value versus what I would have paid for the same machine on Amazon or elsewhere. September 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it!!! Took about an hour or so to install. It helps that my neighbor is in construction and has done a lot of garages. Super quiet and I love the light sensor when I enter the garage. Extremely pleased with this purchase. October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Good quality easy to install at reasonable price................ .............. September 13, 2016
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