Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 82
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chuckwow Performs as Advertised and Very Quiet
I have a garage door opener to do just that: open my garage door. I want it to open and close from a button inside the garage, a coded pad outside the door and from a remote transmitter in my car. My newly installed WD962KEV does that perfectly. I replaced my noisy 12 year old screw drive opener with a belt drive.
Oh, how quiet this performs! I find myself looking at the door to make sure it is closing when I am inside because it is so quiet. I don't hear the operator, I hear the door panels and roller. The car transmitter range has more than doubled. I have already used the battery backup because of a storm related power outage. None of my neighbors could open their doors with their operator without electricity.
Those reviewers who complain about a 5 piece rail instead of a stronger one piece can't carry the one-piece rail home from a store in the trunk of their car. Those who complain about the latest technology in radio controls coming with their new unit not working with their out-dated car controls don't understand that many of these radio changes are due to government regulation and personal safety. The "standard" height garage door is still 7" in height. If one wants to open a door 8 feet high, one should perform due diligence before their purchase.
I can remember when door openers would wear out in 5 years or less. I expect this operator to give me even more than the 12 years of service my previous operator gave to me.
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bikerdude Great piece of equipment
I installed two of these openers in my garage and am very impressed with the quality of the engineering and the finished product. The instruction booklet was the best I've ever worked with. The combination of simple, accurate text and good illustrations is superb. Even when I managed to not follow instructions and screwed things up the troubleshooting section got me back on track.
This is a quiet machine. I can't even hear it run when I'm inside the house.
My only complaint is that it will not accept CFL bulb even though the ad says it will. The diameter of the bulb directly above the base is too large for the socket to accept fully because the socket is on an angle from the housing instead of perpendicular.
I did a work-around by adding old fashion light bulb extenders to the CFLs but now the diffusers won't close. That's O.K. with me. I reduced the wattage usage by 75% and IT'S JUST A GARAGE! Who cares what it looks like?
November 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by diehardbattery Very nice opener!
This product had all the features I was looking for, and then some. Installation was a bit tricky, mostly due to the layout of my home, and a bit of improvisation was needed. The only thing I would complain about is that the safety reversal sensors can still malfunction even though the LED lights are on, and according to the manual, are working normally. There is a varying degree of brightness as well. If they are dimly lit, they will not work right. They have to be brightly lit. Overall a very nice product.
December 4, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Mykelh Tricked without a treat
I confirm with the posts below. The box brags of how you can control with your smartphone and/or your car (if your car has home link). No where on the box does it say that you need a $50 "gateway" to control the device. Why wouldn't you a.) provide the device, charge $20 more, or b.) put a wifi chip in the opener. Or give us the control panel, not some whack light switch. Such a tease. I installed the app, created an account and was excited to try opening the day with my phone and then I read that I need additional hardware. Salty move chamberlain, salty move...wish I would of known that before I installed the opener. Would of returned it and got something else. Better believe that I am going to take full advantage of the belt warranty. Definitely does not feel like it will last more than 5 years.
September 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by BobM Has a mind of its own
This product worked great for a few months.
Then it got a mind of its own. It started opening and closing randomly.
Sometimes it would start closing while we were standing near by... with no warnings like it has when the timer goes off.
Also, we would come home and the door would be open or half open.
Also, I would be sitting on the steps waiting for my wife and it would just start going up and down. Up a couple of feet, stop, back down a bit... up again. Like some crazy person had the controls.
Of course, it is completely random. You never know when it might do it... or stop doing it.
The service guy came out and said he could not see anything wrong... and left. I guess he didn't believe me.
June 26, 2013