Review: Chamberlain WD962KEV Whisper Drive Garage Door Opener with MyQ Technology and Battery Backup

If you’re looking for a feature rich and powerful garage door opener, the Chamberlain WD962KEV is a great choice. Like all of Chamberlain’s ‘Whisper Drive’ openers, the WD962KEV is designed to provide quiet operation despite offering considerable power. Compared with some more basic models though, this one provides a range of interesting and powerful additions.


The WD962KEV is quiet and powerful thanks to its ¾ HPS* DC belt drive system. At the same time though it also boasts motion activated lights and MyQ integration for impressive ‘smart’ features. Auto force-sensing technology meanwhile keeps the door constantly monitored in order to adjust forces in response to temperature fluctuations.


The WD962KEV provides quiet performance like the other openers in its range but on top of this you also get motion activated lights and more benefits of the MyQ technology. For instance, you can set it to control the interior and exterior light so that you don’t come home to a dark garage. Then there’s the option to control the opener with the app (as well as the controller).

962You can also set the WD962KEV to close automatically after it has been left open for 5, 10 or 15 minutes. This is handy if you’re prone to forgetting, while safety sensors ensure that there’s no one (and nothing) underneath the door before it closes. A handy control panel allows for easy programming.

A key benefit of the WD962KEV over cheaper models is the backup battery which makes sure that your door opener will still work even when the power goes out. This is pretty important as you don’t want to leave your car outside just because the lights won’t come on.


Customer Reviews

Customer reviews for the WD962KEV on Amazon are largely very positive. At the moment it has a 4.5 star rating out of 470 reviews. One reviewer says:

“This is the best garage door opener I have ever seen and not heard. It is well built and dead silent. The WD962KEV opener is sold under as a variety of bundles. I happen to have the HD920EV (HD stands for Home Depot), the opener itself is exactly the same across all these bundles, it is the accessories that are different (HD920EV, 349544, WD962KEF, and WD962KPEV are the same opener).” – Daniel G.Lebryk

“Awesome, awesome, awesome unit. Super quiet and works great. A pinch slower than my old screw drive, but who cares. It’s smooth and quiet. Range on the remotes is crazy long/better than my previous unit. Had one before at last house and bought another for this.” – EJ255


Overall, like most Chamberlain garage door openers, the WD962KEV is a well-made piece of technology that can quietly and efficiently open your doors. With MyQ integration, motion sensors and a backup light it offers pretty much everything you could need from a garage door opener. If you don’t need the backup battery, consider looking for a cheaper model. For many though, this extra feature will be worth the additional cost. It is available on Amazon now for $256.99.


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