Garage Door Openers

LiftMaster garage door openers sets the standard for the industry. You will find few contractors selling Genies which are made with lots of plastic & the cheapest parts possible. The garage door openers you see are arranged in order from the least expensive on up. The 8065 is the most popular & least expensive. It is a fairly new model & a little quieter compared to it’s replacement, the 1355.

With the LiftMaster Series Designator you will find a PDF chart telling what each number in a model numbers mean. This may make it quicker to find a model with the particular features you need, for example a chain drive or belt drive.

At the bottom of the page is an accessories PDF chart with compatibilities & features. This will tell you what remote or accessories will work with your opener (FYI: the different frequencies are color coded by the learn button & antenna wire hanging from the motor head).

If your looking for quiet operation, like if your garage is next to a bedroom, look for a garage door opener with Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) or a DC motor. A belt drive will be a bit quieter than a chain drive. Most models come with a lifetime motor warranty. Some models come with battery back-up so you can open your door in case of power loss. There are laser guided parking assist ($24.48); remote lights you can control with a wireless control panel you can put in a convenient location; wireless outdoor keypads that open your door with your 4-diget code. And of course multi door keypads. LiftMaster also sells gate openers with access accessories. They even have a solar power gate opener so you don’t have to run expensive power.

All garage door openers can be controlled & monitored with a smart phone if you have the optional internet gateway (828LM) connected to a router (the 3240 needs a 888LM MyQ Control Panel). The models with a “W” in the name have wi-fi capability & don’t need an internet gateway. This may seem like a useless feature to most of us but the day may come when you may want to close an open door from across town or know if the teenagers snuck out last night.

For help on deciding which garage door opener to choose from visit the How To Choose a Garage Door Opener post.

LiftMaster 8065 1/2 HP Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

    LiftMaster 8065 1/2 HP Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

    Basic Reliability Wi-Fi Connectivity – Never Look Back Again • MyQ® Technology enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer. (Requires purchase of Internet Gateway (828LM)). • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device so that you always know the status of your garage door and houselights. • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no activation or subscription fee. Performance • P3 Motors™ are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs. • 1/2 HP AC motor with industrial-strength chain drive provides steady performance and lifting power. • Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75%% less power in standby mode. • 4-year motor warranty and 1-year parts warranty. Safety and Security • Security+ 2.0® safeguards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you. • PosiLock® locks down your garage door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening. • Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close when using MyQ Technology. • The Protector System® has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening, automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam.

    LiftMaster 8165 1/2 HP AC Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

      LiftMaster 8165 1/2 HP AC Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

      Rugged, Reliable Performance Wi-Fi Connectivity – Never Look Back Again • MyQ® Technology enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer. (Requires purchase of Internet Gateway (828LM)). • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device so that you always know the status of your garage door and houselights. • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no activation or subscription fees. Performance • P3 Motors™ are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs. • 1/2 HP AC motor with industrial-strength chain drive provides steady performance and lifting power. • Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75%% less power in standby mode. • 4-year motor warranty and 1-year parts warranty. Safety and Security • Security+ 2.0® safeguards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you. • PosiLock® locks down your garage door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening. • Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close when using MyQ Technology. • The Protector System® has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening, automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam.

      LiftMaster 8155 1/2 HP AC Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

        LiftMaster 8155 1/2 HP AC Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

        Wi-Fi Connectivity – Never Look Back Again • MyQ® Technology enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer. (Requires purchase of Internet Gateway (828LM)). • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device so that you always know the status of your garage door and houselights. • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no activation or subscription fees. Performance • P3 Motors™ are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs. • 1/2 HP AC motor with industrial-strength belt drive system provides reliable and maintenance free performance • Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75%% less power in standby mode. • 4-year motor warranty, 10-year belt warranty, and 1-year parts warranty. Safety and Security • Security+ 2.0® safeguards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you. • PosiLock® locks down your garage door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening. • Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close when using MyQ Technology. • The Protector System® has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening, automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam.

        LiftMaster 8365-267 1/2 HP AC Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

          LiftMaster 8365-267 1/2 HP AC Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

          Rugged, Reliable and Powerful Performance Wi-Fi Connectivity – Never Look Back Again • MyQ® Technology enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer (Requires purchase of Internet Gateway (828LM)). • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device so that you always know the status of your garage door and houselights. • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no activation or subscription fees. Performance • P3 Motors™ are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs. • 1/2 HP AC motor with industrial-strength chain drive provides steady performance and lifting power. • Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75%% less power in standby mode. • Lifetime motor warranty and 1-year parts warranty. Safety and Security • Security+ 2.0® safeguards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you. • PosiLock® locks down your garage door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening. • Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close when using MyQ Technology. • The Protector System® has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening, automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam.

          LiftMaster 8360 Premium Series DC Motor, Battery Backup Capable Chain Drive

            LiftMaster 8360 Premium Series DC Motor, Battery Backup Capable Chain Drive

            Rugged Reliability and Powerful Lift Wi-Fi Connectivity – Never Look Back Again Connectivity • MyQ® Technology enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer. (Requires purchase of Internet Gateway (828LM)). • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device so that you always know the status of your garage door and houselights. • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no annual activation fee. Performance • P3™ Motor from are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs. • DC motor chain drive system provides steady performance and industrial strength lifting power. • Battery Backup powers up even when power is out so you can get in your garage (Requires purchase of Integrated Battery Backup 485LM). • Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75%% less power in standby mode. • Lifetime motor and 1-year parts warranty. 1-year Battery Backup warranty sold separately. Safety and Security • Security+ 2.0® safeguards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you. • PosiLock® locks down your door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening. • Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close when using MyQ Technology. • Motion detector activates the garage door opener lights as soon as you walk in so no more fumbling in the dark. • The Protector System® has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam.

            LiftMaster 3240 1/2 HP Screw Drive Garage Door Opener

              LiftMaster 3240 1/2 HP Screw Drive Garage Door Opener

              Smooth Running, Powerful Performance Performance • P3™ Motors are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs. • 1/2 HP AC motor with industrial-strength screw drive provides steady performance and lifting power. • Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) provides super quiet, smooth operation year after year. • 200-watt lighting with adjustable light time delay for more energy-efficient use • One-piece steel rail design means less friction so no binding or lubrication is needed even in the most extreme temperatures. • Lifetime motor warranty and 1-year parts warranty. Safety and Security • Security+® safeguards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you. • PosiLock® locks down your door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening. • The Protector System® has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening, automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam.

              LiftMaster 8355 Premium Series 1/2 HP AC Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

                LiftMaster 8355 Premium Series 1/2 HP AC Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

                Smart, Quiet and Energy Efficient Wi-Fi Connectivity – Never Look Back Again • MyQ® Technology enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer. (Requires purchase of Internet Gateway (828LM)). • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device so that you always know the status of your garage door and houselights. • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no annual activation fee. Performance • P3™ Motors are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs. • 1/2 HP AC motor with industrial strength belt drive system provides quiet, reliable and maintenance free performance. • Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) provides super quiet, smooth operation year after year. • Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75%% less power in standby mode. • Lifetime motor and belt warranty. 1-year parts warranty. Safety and Security • Security+ 2.0® safeguards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you. • PosiLock® locks down your door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening. • Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close when using MyQ Technology. • The Protector System® has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening, automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam.

                LiftMaster 8557W Elite Series® ¾ HP AC Belt Drive Wi-Fi® Garage Door Opener

                  LiftMaster 8557W Elite Series® ¾ HP AC Belt Drive Wi-Fi® Garage Door Opener

                  Wi-Fi Connectivity – Never Look Back Again Connectivity • MyQ® Technology now with Wi-Fi, enables secure monitoring and control of your garage door opener with a smartphone, tablet or laptop. • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device ensuring the status of the garage door. • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no annual activation fee. Performance • P3™ Motors provide proven reliability and durability. • ¾ HP AC Motor Belt Drive System combines a strong pulling force with a steel reinforced belt to lift heavy doors and reinforced doors in high wind areas while delivering power, ultra-quiet performance. • Dependable warranty includes lifetime coverage of motor and five (5) years on parts. Safety and Security • Security+ 2.0® safeguards garage access – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener ensuring the door does not inadvertently open. • PosiLock® locks down the door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening. • Timer-to-Close automatically closes the door after a pre-programmed number of minutes. • Alert-2-Close Warning System provides audible and visual warnings when a garage door is about to close when using MyQ Technology or Timer-to-Close. • Motion Detector is integrated into the Smart Control Panel® providing rapid detection and illumination of garage. • The Protector System® incorporates safety sensors which emit an invisible light beam across the garage door opening, automatically reversing the door if an object interrupts the beam.

                  LiftMaster 8550W Elite Series® DC Battery Backup Belt Drive Wi-Fi® Garage Door Opener

                    LiftMaster 8550W Elite Series® DC Battery Backup Belt Drive Wi-Fi® Garage Door Opener

                    Wi-Fi Connectivity - Never Look Back Again Connectivity • MyQ® Technology now with Wi-Fi, enables secure monitoring and control of your garage door opener with a smartphone, tablet or laptop. • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device, ensuring the status of the garage door. • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no annual activation fee. Performance • P3™ Motors provide proven reliability and durability. • DC Motor Belt Drive System delivers powerful, ultra-quiet performance. • Battery Backup ensures access to your garage when the power goes out. • Dependable warranty includes lifetime coverage of motor and belt, five (5) years on parts and one (1) year on battery. Safety and Security • Security+ 2.0® safeguards garage access – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener ensuring the door does not inadvertently open. • PosiLock® locks down the door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening. • Timer-to-Close automatically closes the door after a pre-programmed number of minutes. • Alert-2-Close Warning System provides audible and visual warnings when a garage door is about to close when using MyQ Technology or Timer-to-Close. • Motion Detector is integrated into the Smart Control Panel® providing rapid detection and illumination of garage. • The Protector System® incorporates safety sensors which emit an invisible light beam across the garage door opening, automatically reversing the door if an object interrupts the beam.

                    LiftMaster 8587W Elite Series® ¾ HP AC Chain Drive Wi-Fi® Garage Door Opener

                      LiftMaster 8587W Elite Series® ¾ HP AC Chain Drive Wi-Fi® Garage Door Opener

                      Wi-Fi Connectivity - Never Look Back Again Connectivity • MyQ® Technology now with Wi-Fi, enables secure monitoring and control of your garage door opener with a smartphone, tablet or laptop. • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device, ensuring the status of the garage door. • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no annual activation fee. Performance • P3™ Motors provide proven reliability and durability. • ¾ HP AC Motor Chain Drive System is built to provide maximum power to lift the heaviest doors including carriage house and solid wood. • I-Beam Rail System and reinforced chassis with chain drive provides maximum support. • Dependable warranty includes lifetime coverage of motor and five (5) years on parts. Safety and Security • Security+ 2.0® safeguards garage access – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener ensuring the door does not inadvertently open. • PosiLock® locks down the door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening. • Timer-to-Close automatically closes the door after a pre-programmed number of minutes. • Alert-2-Close Warning System provides audible and visual warnings when a garage door is about to close when using MyQ Technology or Timer-to-Close. • Motion Detector is integrated into the Smart Control Panel® providing rapid detection and illumination of garage. • The Protector System® incorporates safety sensors which emit an invisible light beam across the garage door opening, automatically reversing the door if an object interrupts the beam.

                      LiftMaster 8500 Elite Series® Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

                        LiftMaster 8500 Elite Series® Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

                        Wi-Fi Connectivity - Never Look Back Again Connectivity • MyQ® Technology enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer. (Requires purchase of Internet Gateway (828LM)). • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device so that you always know the status of your garage door and houselights. • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no activation or subscription fees. Performance • P3™ Motors are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs. • Ultra-quiet eliminates sound and vibration through the ceiling – perfect if you have a home with a room above or next to the garage. • Battery Backup powers up even when power is out so you can get in your garage (Requires purchase of 475LM Battery Backup). • Wall mount design frees the garage ceiling of hanging operators and rails and opens up the space for additional storage – ideal for cathedral or obstructed ceilings. • Remote light delivers 200 watts of light with adjustable light time delay. • Lifetime motor and 5-year parts warranty. 1-year Battery Backup warranty (Sold separately). Safety and Security • Security+ 2.0® safeguards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you. • Timer-to-Close remembers to close your garage door when you forget – automatically closes the door after a pre-programmed number of minutes. • Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close when using MyQ Technology or Timer-to-Close. • Motion detector activates the garage door opener lights as soon as you walk in so no more fumbling in the dark. • The Protector System® has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam. • Power Lock Deadbolt (041A6102) ensures the door cannot be forced open.

                        The Safety Reversing Sensors

                        The most common reason for the lights to flash on the garage door opener and the door not closing is that the safety reversing sensors are misaligned or obstructed; this is a safety feature of the garage door opener.

                        When properly connected and aligned, the sensor will detect an obstacle in the path of its electronic beam. If an obstruction breaks the light beam while the door is closing, the door will stop and reverse to full open position, and the opener lights will flash 10 times.

                        Your garage door opener is equipped with a Self Diagnostic feature to help you determine what the issue is. Based on the model of your garage door opener, your garage door opener will flash an LED next to your learn button or flash the Up and Down arrows a number of times to indicate the issue. Use the table below to diagnose and resolve the issue.

                         LED UP and Down Arrow Symptom Answer
                         1 1 Up 1 Down Wires are cut, or not connected How do I test or troubleshoot the safety sensor wires?
                         2 1 Up 2 Down Wires are reversed, or there is a short in the wiring How do I test or troubleshoot the safety sensor wires?
                         4 1 Up 4 Down Safety Sensors are misaligned, or were momentarily obstructed How do I align my safety reversing sensors?

                        How to choose the right remote for your opener.

                        All post 1993 liftMaster opener have color coded antennas & learn buttons. The antenna is the wire hanging from your opener & the learn button is the colored round or square button on the back of the opener.

                        At the top of the accessories compatibility chart below you will see color coded learn buttons. Also these will be the same color as the antennas hanging from your opener & will correspond with the remote you need in the chart.

                        Also any remote ending in ‘MAX’ will work with any opener post 1993 but they are more expensive.

                        After you purchase your new remote programming is easy. Press the learn button & withing 30 seconds press the button on the new remote & your set!