The 5 Best LiftMaster Garage Door Openers in 2022

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If you’re in the market for a new opener, the only brand we recommend is LiftMaster®. As of 2022, there are 13 unique openers/operators across three categories: Elite, Premium, and Contractor. We’re going to highlight the 5 best LiftMaster garage door openers and why we recommend each one.

Whether you want the latest tech, sleek design, or heavy duty operation, we cover an opener that works for you. Read on for pricing, features, and availability to help you choose the best garage door opener for your home.

Best overall opener: LiftMaster 87504-267

smart garage door opener that works when power is our

The best garage door opener, complete with all the bells and whistles.

  • Price (includes installation): $899
  • Series: Elite
  • What’s Included: 3-Button Remote Control, Smart Control Panel, Wireless Keyless Entry System, Battery Backup
  • Average customer review: 3.8 stars (LiftMaster)
  • Battery Backup for Use When Power Is Out: Yes
  • Motor: 12V DC, 53 RPM with Permanent Lubrication
  • Power: 120V AC, 60 Hz Voltage, 6′ Power Cord (3-Prong), 2.7A Current Rating
  • Drive: Belt Drive System
  • Mount: Ceiling
  • Speed: 9″ Up Per Second, 6.5″ Down Per Second
  • Warranty: Lifetime Motor & Belt, 5-Year Parts, 1-Year Accessory
  • Smart: Built-in Bluetooth andWi-Fi with HD-Quality Video
  • Extra: Live-streaming and video storage and a camera that can be tilted and rotated 360 degrees to see everything in the garage. 

A built-in LED ring light means you won’t be changing lights out very often. In addition to a well light garage, you can check in on your garage through the MyQ app on your phone and get a live look through the HD camera.

This is the best LiftMaster opener we’ve seen to date and highly recommend it. Supply chain issues as of April 2022 have led to a product shortage but we hope to see that ease in the coming months.

 

Best garage door opener for wood garage doors: LiftMaster 87802

 

best heavy duty garage door opener

Heavy-duty elite chain drive garage door opener for the heaviest garage doors.

  • Price (includes installation): $899
  • Series: Elite
  • What’s Included: 3-Button Remote Control, Smart Control Panel®, Garage Door Opener Battery
  • Average customer review: No reviews yet
  • Battery Backup for Use When Power Is Out: Yes
  • Motor: 12V DC, 53 RPM
  • Power: 120V AC, 60 Hz voltage, 6′ power cord (3-Prong), 3.5A current rating
  • Drive: Rugged steel construction for dependable performance; the chain drive system can lift heavy doors & carriage house garage doors up to 750 lbs.
  • Mount: Ceiling
  • Speed: 5.5″ Up Per Second, 6.5″ Down Per Second
  • Warranty: Lifetime Motor, 5-Year Parts, 1-Year Accessories and Battery
  • Smart: Wi-Fi Built-In & Integrates With myQ®
  • Extra: Ventilation/Pet Opening Available, LED Motion Detection Lighting

The 87802 shares the same motor as the 84501, but the 87802 comes with a steel chassis, I-beam, and trolley. This heavy duty rail doesn’t flex at is operates your door. In fact, the railing weighs almost 50% heavier than the 84501 — 33 lbs vs 17 lbs.

Our hand-crafted wood garage doors, complete with fir frames and insulation, weigh as much as 60% than a single walled steel garage door of the same size. Because of that weight disparity, we strongly recommended a heavy-duty opener built for wood garage doors.

 

The quietest garage door opener: LiftMaster 84501

installed liftmaster 84501 opener

Smart belt drive garage door opener for owners looking for ultra-quiet operation.

  • Price (includes installation): $699
  • Series: Premium
  • What’s Included: 3-Button Remote Control, Multi-Function Control Panel
  • Average customer review: 3.6 stars (LiftMaster)
  • Battery Backup for Use When Power Is Out: No
  • Motor: 3/4 HP, 12V DC, 53 RPM, automatic thermal protection
  • Power: 120V AC, 60 Hz Voltage, 6′ Power Cord (3-Prong), UL Listed
  • Drive: Belt Drive System
  • Mounting: Side-to-Side
  • Speed: 7.2” Up Per Second, 7.2″ Down Per Second
  • Warranty: Lifetime Motor & Belt, 1-Year Parts, Accessories and LED
  • Smart: Built-in Wi-Fi, myQ® Mobile App
  • Extra: Motion detector lights the way automatically, invisible light beam system auto-reverses the garage door if there is an obstruction

The 84501 opener uses an extra-strong, steel reinforced rubber belt to open the garage door quietly, keeping adjoining living spaces virtually silent while open and close events occur.

 

Best garage door opener for production builders: LiftMaster 8165W

Perfect for builders who want a cheap opener that’s dependable.

  • Price (includes installation): $399
  • Series: Contractor
  • What’s Included: Control Panel, 3-Button Remote Control
  • Average customer review: 2.8 stars (LiftMaster)
  • Battery Backup for Use When Power Is Out: No
  • Motor: 1/2 HP
  • Power: 120V AC, 60 Hz Voltage, 6′ Power Cord (3-Prong)
  • Drive: Full Chain Drive Mechanism
  • Mount: Ceiling
  • Speed: 7” Up Per Second, 7\” Down Per Second
  • Warranty: 4 Year Motor Warranty, 1-Year Battery, Parts, and Accessories
  • Smart: Not really
  • Extra: Nothing to see here

The 8165W is a no frills garage door operator builders can rely on. These units are readily available and affordable for large scale neighborhood development.

 

Best wall mount garage door opener: LiftMaster 8500W

liftmaster 8500w garage door opener

Wall-mount design frees up ceiling space.

  • Price range (includes installation): $799 – $899 depending on the height of the garage
  • Series: Elite
  • What’s Included: Remote Light, 3-Button Visor Remote Control, Control Panel
  • Average customer review: 1 (LiftMaster)
  • Battery Backup for Use When Power Is Out: Yes
  • Motor: Heavey-Duty 12V DC
  • Power: 120V AC, 60 Hz Voltage, 6′ Power Cord (3-Prong)
  • Drive: Internal Chain and Sprocket-Drive Mechanism
  • Mount: Wall
  • Speed: 8.5” Up Per Second, 7.6″ Down Per Second
  • Warranty: Lifetime Motor, 5-Year Parts, 1-Year Battery and Accessories
  • Smart: Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener.
  • Extra: Powers up to 850 lb doors.

The LiftMaster 8550 can operate doors up to 14′ wide by 18′ tall and requires 3″ of head-room clearance to be installed. This opener boasts a 200′ operating range and has encrypted controls for additional security.

The wall-mount design and quiet DC motor eliminate noise and vibrations through the ceiling and provide smooth operation.

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