The Chamberlain ‘Whisper’ WD832KEV belt drive garage door opener is a garage door open that utilizes a ‘motor vibration isolation system’ (MVIS) in order to theoretically reduce noise and help keep the movement of the doors quiet.
In this review we will take a look at whether this feature works and whether it’s generally a good product worth your money.
The Chamberlain Whisper Drive WD832KEV is a garage door opener that aims to help you do the job of opening your garage without creating an awful racket. This can be very useful for a range of purposes – especially if you have bedrooms over the garage for instance and people are often coming and going early in the morning.
It’s also generally nice to be able to put your car away without alerting the entire neighborhood every time you arrive. Despite its quiet operation though, the device is more than powerful enough to handle most doors and will open your door quickly and efficiently. It does do what it promises and you should be impressed at the way it operates thanks to the Motor Vibration Isolation System.
It also has a few additional features which further help it to stand out. These include an automatic closing function for instance which ensures the garage door will still shut even if you forget about it. You also get MyQ technology that lets you sync your garage door with the lights so that you won’t have to come home to a dark and garage and fumble around for your keys. This same technology also enables you to use your smartphone as a controller if you want to via the MyQ Home Control app.
With the Chamberlain Whisper Drive WD832KEV you also get a controller that has three buttons and communicates over a tri-band frequency. This ensures reliable performance even over long distances and the quick function means you won’t be sitting waiting for a garage door to rattle open. The package also includes a wireless keypad that you can use to provide security while offering entry without the controller.
Finally, you don’t need to worry about the door crushing anyone or anything underneath as the ‘Protector System’ safety sensors will ensure that the operation is interrupted should anything get underneath the door as it’s closing.
The device has received a lot of rave reviews from customers, though some users find that it can take a little while to install.
“This is a wonderful garage door opener. First I would like to say that some of the things that people are saying about this opener have nothing to do with the opener. I see a lot of people who are saying that it opens slow or they have to get out and help pull up the door or that the motor burned out in a week. Guess what folks; you didn’t buy an opener with enough horsepower. That’s why they come in different HP models (1/4, 1/2, 3/4 HP). Translation, your door is too heavy and you bought the wrong model.” – Vocalion
“This belt drive garage door opener is a welcome upgrade to my old noisy screw drive opener. Installation was straight forward but took a little longer than expected. My only negative so far is an inability to program my in-car opener although the literature says it is compatible.” – Charles Stickney
If you’re looking for a garage door opener that’s quiet and powerful with a range of additional features then the WD832KEV is a great choice. It’s currently $189 on Amazon.com which is a great price for all the extras you get thrown in.
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