A full description of this popular model, including review details, technical specifications and FAQs, is shown below.
Here's a quick summary review and what we think about this popular garage door opener.
Star Rating Based on over 1,400 actual reviews from Amazon, Home Depot and Chamberlain.
From the Manufacturer:
This MyQ Enabled model includes our powerful, 1/2 HPS motor with steel-reinforced belt drive includes two three-button remote controls, wireless keypad and delivers 200 watts of light for added safety.
From Garage How To:
The Chamberlain WD832KEV has been around awhile. It is time-tested and has outstanding consumer reviews, making it one of Chamberlain's best bets for years.
If you want a powerful, belt-drive, budget-friendly, quiet garage door opener you can control with your smartphone, this model will work. Except . . .
To control the WD832KEV with your smartphone, you need to purchase (separately) and install the MyQ Internet Gateway for about $60. This still isn't a bad option, but you can instead buy the Chamberlain WD832KEVG (notice the "G" on the end) that includes the MyQ Internet Gateway for only $40-$45 more. It's just a better deal.
What's MyQ? Picture yourself driving down the freeway about an hour away from your house. You're going on vacation! Then it hits you. "I left the garage door open." Ugh.
Not to worry. Just pull over, whip out your smartphone, and use the MyQ app to verify the status of your garage door. If it's closed, be happy. If not, just close it with your app and get on down the road. Yeah!
Bottom Line: The Chamberlain WD832KEV is one of the best garage door openers of the last few years. It's powerful, affordable, quiet, and can be controlled with a smartphone. Buy one at Amazon for the best deal. If you want more technical info, click the Tech Specs tab.
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The rating for this model was determined after considering feedback from over 1,400 actual consumer reviews on Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com and Chamberlain.com. Here are a few comments:
“Very quiet, I particularly enjoy the motion sensor for the light.”
“I do like [that] you can program the unit to close after a set number of minutes (1, 5 or 10) and not have to worry if you remembered to close it or not.”
“If you have an older vehicle (2011 or earlier, I believe) with Homelink, there is a good chance you'll need to buy a compatibility bridge (~$30 with shipping) to make the Homelink control work..”
NOTE: For HomeLink® compatibility, visit bridge.chamberlain.com. You will find compatibility information and detailed instructions on how to setup your vehicle.
“Quiet and smooth. My husband installed in a little less than 3 hours.”
"Opener works very well and is very quiet. The installation was not difficult although you should read the directions carefully." EDITOR'S NOTE: It's a good idea to have a helper when you install your opener.
Download the WD832KEV manual.
You can program the Timer-to-Close setting on your wall control to automatically close your garage door in 1, 5 or 10 minutes.
Yes. You can set your door control (the one mounted on the wall inside your garage) to "Lock." This will disable remote access, but still allow you to use the door control from inside your garage. The keyless entry keypad outside your garage will also still work.
Yes. If you want to control the opener with your smartphone, you need to purchase the optional MyQ Internet Gateway. Then, you download an app to your smartphone, program it, and you're connected.
No. Once you buy the opener, the service is free.
If your garage door is open, the MyQ® app on your phone will show you it's open and allow you to close it. Plus, if your garage door is closed and someone opens it, MyQ® will notify you.
It will work with most newer cars equipped with HomeLink®. However, some will require the addition of a HomeLink® Compatibility Bridge™. Go to bridge.chamberlain.com to see if you need it.
A definite maybe. Here's the list of items you MAY need, depending on your installation. Consult the manual for specific details (it's on page 2).