LiftMaster discontinued the 8500W and 8500 jackshaft opener and replaced it with the 98022 in the summer of 2023. The differences are more cosmetic than anything.
What are the differences between the LiftMaster 98022 and 8500W jackshaft garage door opener?
In my opinion, the most significant difference is the look. The 98022 removed all red traces, is black and looks slightly sleeker. Both openers offer the same features and level of performance.
We built a handy table to distinguish between LiftMaster’s last two jackshafter openers.
Feature LiftMaster 98022 LiftMaster 8500W Pricing $899 - $1,299 Discontinue Motor Power 3/4 HP - Available Yes No - discontinued Lifting Power Up to 850 lbs Up to 850 lbs Integrated Battery Backup Yes Yes Wall Mount Yes Yes Automatic Garage Door Lock Yes Yes Ultra-quiet Operation Yes Yes Smartphone Control Yes Yes Per Second Upward 8.5" 8.5" Per Second Downward 7.6" 7.6" Headroom Clearance Required 3" from center of torsion bar 3" from center of torsion bar Max Door Width 18' (5.5 m) 18' (5.5 m) Max Door Height 14' (4.3 m) 14' (4.3 m) Operating Range ~200' ~200' Shipping Weight 38 lbs 38 lbs Motor Warranty Lifetime Lifetime Parts Warranty 5 Years 5 Years Accessory Warranty 1 Year 1 Year
LiftMaster 98022 overview, brochure, and manual
The LiftMaster 98022 Elite Series DC Battery Backup Wall Mount Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener is an ideal choice for homeowners in the market for a reliable and convenient garage door solution. With its no cable tension monitor and sleek modern design, installation is fast and effortless, saving time and freeing up space in the garage. The door opens quickly and smoothly, even for large, heavy doors, and creates minimal noise and vibrations.
The Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener comes with remote LED lighting, allowing for full coverage in the home and garage and the capability of adding up to sixteen 827LM remote work lights. You won’t have to worry about lack of access in the case of power loss either — this product comes with a battery backup to ensure you can come and go easily.
LiftMaster 98022 installation pictures
Here are some recent job-site photos using the 98022 jackshaft operator. The 98022 creates a lot of overhead space between the garage door tracks.
The LiftMaster 98022 is a great update to their 8500W side mount jackshaft garage door opener. With an improved look in all-black, this innovative design will keep your garage door running smoothly and add a modern and sleek touch to your garage décor.
Call us at 817-500-5988 or visit our contact page today to get started.