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MYQ, Wi-Fi Smart Garage Door Opener, Chain Drive, 1/2-HP

MYQ, Wi-Fi Smart Garage Door Opener, Chain Drive, 1/2-HP is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 22.
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1/2-HP Smartphone-Controlled Durable Chain Drive Garage Door Opener with MED Lifting Power. When it comes to affordable reliability, Chamberlain® has homeowners covered with the C253 Smart Garage Opener. Built to be long lasting, the C253 is a sturdy chain drive garage door opener. It also has built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to connect to the myQ® App to open, close and monitor the status of your garage door from anywhere. The durable design features half-horsepower lifting capacity, manufactured for your safety and convenience.
  • Complete connectivity: With built-in Wi-Fi you can open and close your garage door from anywhere and get myQ® App alerts.
  • Powerful: Powered by Chamberlain's MED Lift Power System™, the C253 delivers lifting force equivalent to 1/2 HP, the highest lifting capacity compared to the 1/2 power class for effortless lifting and reliable performance you can count on.
  • Proven quality: The durable chain drive and rigorous quality testing of Chamberlain ensures lasting performance.
  • Superior range: Includes one 3-button remote that let you control a combination of up to 3 openers or Chamberlain interior light modules (sold separately); exclusive triband technology boosts remote range up to 1,500 ft. for a quicker entrance and exit.
  • Safe and secure: The highest level of encryption and monitoring paired with your home's ISP and Wi-Fi® router firewalls guard against hacking.
  • Posi-lock anti-theft protection: stops attempts at forced entry and ensures that once the door closes, it stays locked
  • Perfect fit: Designed specifically for 7 ft. garage doors - extension kits required for 8 ft. (7708CB-P) and 10 ft. (7710CB-P) doors.
  • Additional assurance: One-year (chain) and six-year (motor) warranties.
  • Box includes: Garage door opener, garage door opener rail, durable chain, 3-button remote, safety sensors and push button door control.
  • About Chamberlain: The largest and most dependable garage door opener manufacturer in North America.
  • Share access: Securely invite up to three guests to control your myQ devices.
SKU 264837
Weight 36.360000
UPC 00012381191154
Country of Origin MX
Package Width 8.1
Package Length 26.8
Package Height 13.4
Model Number C253
Brand Chamberlain
Manufacturer Name CHAMBERLAIN CORP
California Residents Proposition 65 Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Upgraded from my Liftmaster I purchased and installed myself. The unit itself works great. Issues with programming existing Chamberlain remote - single button “Chamberlain Security” model 950CB. Apparently not compatible. Really annoying. Also tried to sync with a 2009 Toyota Camry Homelink system and that doesn’t work either. Also very annoying.
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Insufficient supplies and poor product We just installed the opener and not only were we missing several bolts and bits from the brand new box and had to make several trips to the store, but the track is about 6” too short and our standard aluminum single car door doesn’t open all the way. There isn’t enough track to pull the door all the way open.
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT INSTRUCTIONS I bought this because my old one was getting loud and I saw the wifi feature. I put it together quickly. The instructions are great.I am 80 and have back problems. So a friend helped me put it up. It goes great if you follow the instructions. I am going to have to get someone to help me with the wifi. I am sure thats because I am not good with that stuff. Even without it ,it is smooth,quit and works just great item.
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice opener but couldn't link to my car opener I had an older Liftmaster (19 yrs) and treated me well. I got this unit since it was similarly configured to like the old unit. I was able to use the original rail and chain. I just needed to move the mount for the motor 3/4 of an inch closer and all aligned perfectly. I was able to keep the floor sensor as well. Took about 2 hours. Runs quieter than the old unit. The wi fi connect is a great feature. You can add 3 guests to operate it but i cou;d have used a 4th pot. Not sure why the limitation. Finally, my only disappointment is that my car (2012 Ford Fusion) controller (CAR2U) would not sync and could not be used.
Date published: 2019-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic replacement unit. Very easy to install and plenty of torque for a hurricane rated double door. It is an excellent assembly and WiFi control capable. I was concerned that it would not have enough power for a large door but Chamberlain has nailed it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great garage opener Very nice garage opener, installation is very straight forward. They even have a installation video on YouTube walk you step by step. Total installation took around 3 hours, including taking down my old opener. Putting the tracks together took a little effort, other than that everything is very easy. You may want to get a little help when it's time to hang it. You may need tighten the chain a little more after the opener is mounted. The opener is not loud compare to my old belt driven opener. Setting up MyQ control is very easy, the app walked me thru it and it only took 5 mins to setup. I can control the opener even I am not at home, you can setup an alert if you forgot to close the garage door. There is a light switch on the side of the wall switch, the pic of the product never show that but it is there. I just wish the wall switch can be a little bigger. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Handles 2 Car Garage Door Well, Noisy, No Keypad This opener replaced a contractor-provided Genie opener that came with my sister's house seven years ago. The application is a two-car garage door, uninsulated, a basic 7' metal door. Incidentally, this is the fourth Chamberlain opener I have installed, and I have had a strong preference for the Chamberlain brand given the quietness of their belt-drive series, battery backup options, and WiFi-enabled openers. This opener is a chain drive, not belt, and it doesn't have the battery backup that their higher end openers offer. Nonetheless, it's not essential for my sister because, in the last seven years, the power has gone out only once for more than a few seconds. It includes one remote opener and a basic doorbell-style button for inside the garage. Chamberlain's higher end openers include two remotes and a larger button opener for inside the garage that displays the time and allows for custom settings right from the opener. This model's doorbell-style button does have a separate button on the right side for operating the light, but its position is a bit awkward and if you didn't know where it was you'd never know it was there. I thought this included a keypad for mounting outside the garage, but I was disappointed to find that it wasn't included. Since my sister works outside in the garden a lot, and has a young daughter that she's outside playing with all the time, the keypad was a must have, and so I had to purchase the keypad separately. Having installed several Chamberlain products before (all belt-drive models), I found the overall install of this chain drive model to be equally easy. The hardest part is removing the old opener. The "trolley rail" that runs from the opener to a mount above the garage door comes in several sections that click together easily and securely. Despite a length of over nine feet of rail, it does not sag. The included safety sensors are a breeze to put in, just a bit of splicing with the existing telephone wire used by the previous sensors. The metal brackets that attach the sensors to the door roller guides take literally seconds to snap into place, and the sensor alignment is a simple matter of aiming and tightening a wing nut. I did find a couple parts of the instructions to be vague, and one part of it was outright contradictory. In one place, it showed the chain run one way to attach to the rail trolley, and the next diagram showed it in the opposite direction. Fortunately, a bit of common sense helped me to understand which one was correct. Overall, for someone who isn't great with an installation manual, or who doesn't have prior experience installing a Chamberlain opener, they might find themselves stuck at a couple points. Nothing that couldn't be fixed with a bit of revision to the install manual. The only notable issue I encountered during install was with the chain. The chain is attached to a length of twisted steel cable that runs through a guide wheel at the end of the trolley rail. After I connected the chain to one side of the trolley, and the chain to the other side, I went to remove the slack in the chain by tightening the bolt that attaches the chain to the trolley. After I did this, I found the chain was twisted about 45 degrees at the end opposite the opener, toward the end of the trolley rail that attaches above the garage door. The chain sat right on the cog on top of the opener, but it had this twist in it further down. I put enough tension in the chain that it wasn't at risk of coming off of the cog, but it just seemed like the twisted steel cable wasn't attached to the chain at the right angle to ensure the chain remained untwisted along its full length. After install, the procedure for programming the up and down travel is remarkably simple, and it can be tweaked with good precision to ensure the door goes up exactly as far as you want, and down the same. Pairing that extra keypad (the one I had to purchase separately) was also easy, taking maybe 30 seconds. Operationally, this opener opens and closes the door a bit faster than the old Genie model that is replaced. The speed of opening and closing is consistent along the full length of door travel. Notably, if your opener seems to accelerate as your door approaches full closed, you should check the spring above the door (most newer garage doors have this torsion-style, wound spring). The door shouldn't require a great deal of effort to manually open or close. An improperly wound spring will prematurely wear your opener motor. We also installed the Chamberlain app on my sister's iPhone and, within two minutes of creating a user account, we had the garage door opener paired to her WiFi network and connected to the app. I can say that this opener responds immediately to open/close commands from the app whether your phone is connected to the same WiFi network or if you're away from home on a cellular connection. I absolutely love this feature, and I found the app experience with this opener to be identical to the great results I've had with the other three openers I've installed. Having visibility into your door's open/close status from your phone is wonderful when you're laying in bed and wondering if you left it open or not. After using this opener repeatedly throughout the first day after install, my sister reports that it is significantly more noisy than the old Genie model that is replaced. Having experienced three prior, belt-drive Chamberlain models, I agree with her that this one is quite noisy. If you're like my sister, and have a five year old daughter whose bedroom is directly above the garage, this is quite problematic when her father gets home from work after she is asleep. At this point, the noise level is tolerable, but we will have to see over the next few days if the noise is too disturbing in the bedroom above. I'm at a loss to understand how this can be more noisy than openers I've owned that are 25+years old. It almost certainly comes down to the motor construction, and I'm guessing this unit's motor is the older (and cheaper) brushed-style motor with inferior sound deadening components. Overall, I have to give this Chamberlain model 3/5 stars. The other belt-drive models have received 5/5 from me. I'm withholding two stars here because (1) it doesn't come with a keypad, and (2) it's very noisy. If you don't need a keypad, and noise isn't an issue for you, I'd say this Chamberlain opener is a good value.
Date published: 2019-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hey, nice garage door opener! The installation of this garage door opener took most of the afternoon with the help of my brother and functions reliably. The quality build of this unit versus the older one this has replaced makes my garage more secure. If you are replacing an aging garage door opener and need a high quality basic replacement, this is a good choice. The WiFi capability is just icing on the cake and adds to the convenience. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-10-11
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