UPS just delivered our new garage door opener this afternoon. This unit is a Chamberlain WD962KD Premium Whisper Drive 3/4-Horsepower Garage Door Opener with Standby Power. Chamberlain also makes LiftMaster brand garage door openers. I was told they may also make Craftsman. Their website makes no mention of this. Chamberlain is an Elmhurst, Illinois company. Unfortunately their manufacturing at least for the product above takes place in Mexico. It will be a few days before we get this new unit installed. We had hoped to have this done tonight or tomorrow. That schedule has changed. This new model will be replacing a 13 year old Stanley garage door opener. From what we were told installers don’t think highly of that brand. It was mentioned that it is hard to find parts for Stanley garage door openers. Since this isn’t a business I’m familiar with I can’t confirm that last statement. I’m just passing along what I was told second hand.
We currently don’t have keyless entry as an option. Our current model is chain driven. This new Chamberlain is belt driven. It will be interesting to compare performance and noise level. Granted a good portion of noise comes from the wheels and track.
Some quick stats.
3/4 HP DC belt drive system for the ultimate in quiet performance
Belt is built like a steel-belted tire, reinforced with flexible steel cords
EveryCharge Standby Power System ensures operation even when your power fails