Chamberlain WD962KEV Whisper Drive Review

Written by John Bailey. Posted in Belt Drive

  We all know how hard it is to open garage doors manually, and although you might get used to it, you will find it time-consuming and troublesome at some times. This is when a garage door opener comes at hand. The Chamberlain WD962KEV Whisper Drive is one of the best and most popular models that has received only positive reviews. This durable and easy to use device comes with motion sensors, backup lights and almost anything you could have wished from a system like this. The backup battery is the main thing that sets this model apart from the…

Chamberlain WD962KEV Whisper Drive Ratings

Features - 97%
Ease of use - 96%
Security - 94%
Safety - 98%

96%

EXCEPTIONAL

Having a garage door opener that comes with a backup battery, motion detector sensors is a great thing because it makes the entire experience more comfortable. This is why we think the Chamberlain WD962KEV Whisper Drive is an useful device. Add to that the lifetime warranty and other great features, and we won't even want to look at other garage door model.

User Rating: 5 ( 2 votes)

 

We all know how hard it is to open garage doors manually, and although you might get used to it, you will find it time-consuming and troublesome at some times. This is when a garage door opener comes at hand. The Chamberlain WD962KEV Whisper Drive is one of the best and most popular models that has received only positive reviews. This durable and easy to use device comes with motion sensors, backup lights and almost anything you could have wished from a system like this. The backup battery is the main thing that sets this model apart from the rest and although you can find more affordable models than this product which currently costs $256.99, this great feature will be worth having to pay extra money.
 

 

Technical Specifications

This opener features a built-in battery that provides up to 20 cycles a day. When it’s out of power or has only a small amount of power to operate, it will let you know by beeping, almost like a smoke detector so that you can recharge it right away. It’s always recommended to have a backup power source in case the battery runs out of power but you can also open the garage door manually if you run out of power sources. According to most customer reports, it is extremely quiet, hence the name “whisper” so you’ll probably be more likely to hear noises from the garage door itself, rather than from it. Although it’s a small device, it has a 3/4 horsepower motor that can handle all sorts of garage doors, even those made of aluminum, fiberglass, solid wood doors and residential doors that are insulated or have windows reinforcements.

Safety and Security Features

There are many safety features that are designed to offer you peace of mind so that you feel safe and secure at all times. Other than having motion activated lights, which is a common thing with many newer models, the WD962KEV gives you the option to control the opener to close automatically after it was left opened for 5 to 15 minutes. This is a great feature, especially if you tend to forget small things very often. The control panel is extremely easy to read so you won’t face any difficulties trying to set the device. Furthermore, the door opener uses a rolling code system to keep burglars at bay. In case you’re wondering what a rolling code system is, you should know that the device will send a different code every time you try to lock your garage door so that hackers won’t manage to record the code and use it the next time. In addition to that, you can also choose to manually lock the garage door if you find it easier this way. Last but not least, this model employs an infrared beam that stops the closing process if the infrared light is crossed.

Accessories

This powerful door opener can open all kinds of garage doors but what’s important mentioning here is that you will want to buy an 8 or 10-foot extension kit if you have very tall doors that are more than 7 feet tall. This specific model is compatible with the MyQ automation system, which consists of a receiver and transmitter that control mainly your garage door and lighting, but keep in mind that you have to buy the MyQ system separately. Once you have purchased the MyQ automation system, you use the included remote control to control the switches, lighting and so on. With this smart system, you will never find yourself in a dark place because this model features two 100-watt lights that are connected to a switch. Furthermore, the control panel has a motion-detection light sensor to ensure that when you get close to the infrared beam, the light will immediately come on.

Warranty and Support

One of the main advantages is that you are backed up by a long warranty. For instance, both the motor and the belt come with a lifetime warranty while the parts are covered by a five-year warranty. Nowadays, garage door openers are built with the greatest care so there will be no need to replace specific components very often. Some of them can actually last a lifetime, it all comes down to how well you’re maintaining them. This generous warranty is not the only best thing here. Chamberlain customer service is very good, there’s always a representative waiting to answer any of your questions or concerns. Their official page is very well structured and the best part about it is that it contains even a user manual, so in case you lose yours, you can download one from their website. Last but not least, you can also contact them by phone or send an e-mail and wait for their response. It won’t take long anyway.

Final Thoughts

Chamberlain is, without a doubt, one of the best manufacturers of garage opener systems on the market. This model they produced is a perfect example of excellence in design, boasting numerous features that make it indispensable to those who care for home security. But what truly impresses about it is the fact that it comes with a 3/4 HPS motor that is able to lift even the heaviest of doors, thus ensuring that no matter what type of garage door you have, this model is perfect for you. Also, the battery backup feature ensures that it will function even when there’s a power outage, not allowing burglars to break in no matter the circumstance.

Pros

  • Incredibly silent in operating
  • Battery backup
  • Very powerful when lifting any type of door
  • Rolling code technology
  • Infrared sensors to detect motion and stop the door
  • Compatible with MyQ automation system
  • Lifetime warranty on the motor and belt

Cons

Comments (11)

  • John

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    How much does it cost?

    • Monica Stevens

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      The Chamberlain WD962KEV costs $256.99. Aside from being very efficient, it is also a good value for money.

  • Smith

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    How many remotes does the package include?

    • Monica Stevens

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      The device comes with two included 3 button garage door remotes that are able to operate up to three garage door openers and accessories, including MyQ light controls.

  • Edward

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    In case I want to control the garage door opener using my phone, will I have to buy a separate device?

    • John Bailey

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      No, there is no need to purchase anything as the Chamberlain WD962KEV Whisper Drive has a built-in wireless. However, if the connection is not very strong, you might want to buy a wireless amplifier.

  • Christien

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    Does it have a ¾ or ½ horsepower motor?

    • Monica Stevens

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      It has a ¾ horsepower motor that can handle different types of garage doors, even the solid wood doors and those residential doors which are insulated or have windows reinforcements.

  • Anna

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    Hello! This is the latest model of opener technology from Chamberlain. It is very quiet and it is one of the most efficient garage door openers available on the market. I simply love it!

  • Wayne

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    Is it Homelink compatible? I have a 2013 Toyota that I would like to pair with it.

    • John Bailey

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      This depends on the type of Homelink of your car. Check to see if it says HL3 or HL4, although it’s likely to say HL4 because models newer than 2012 come with the Homelink 4.0. If it does, it will surely work because the opener is compatible with HL4. Home this helps.

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