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Elite Series 8500

Elite Series® Battery Backup Capable Wall Mount Garage Door Opener is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 127.
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This sleek, space-saving design mounts on the wall beside your garage door, freeing up ceiling space. This Elite Series model comes fully equipped with Security+ 2.0®, MyQ® Technology and the Timer-to-Close system.

All LiftMaster Openers, Operators, and Systems should be purchased through a Dealer and professionally installed.

Features

  • Confidently know what’s going on at home with MyQ® Technology. It lets you monitor and control your Garage Door Opener and home lighting from anywhere (when paired with the Internet Gateway).
  • Receive email or text alerts so you always know the status of your garage door and home lighting.
  • Download the MyQ® mobile app for free. No annual activation fee required.
  • Compatible with HomeLink®.
  • Requires 828LM MyQ Internet Gateway to connect to MyQ Smartphone App.
  • Get reliable, durable and powerful performance with our P3 Motors, which are specifically built for use in Garage Door Openers.
  • Runs ultra-quiet by eliminating sound and vibrations through the ceiling. Perfect for a home with a room above or next to the garage.
  • Open up your ceiling space for additional storage with a wall mount design. Ideal for cathedral or obstructed ceilings.
  • Get 200 watts of light (or CFL equivalent) with the adjustable remote light with time delay.
  • Have peace of mind with our lifetime motor and five-year parts warranties.
  • Safeguard your household with Security+ 2.0—with every click, a new code is sent to the Garage Door Opener, so the door opens only for you.
  • Battery Backup Capable
  • Stay out of harms way with audio and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close.
  • Don’t get stuck in the dark. The Motion Detector activates the Garage Door Opener’s lights as soon as you enter the garage.
  • Remain safe with the Protector System. It projects a light beam across the garage door opening, preventing it from closing if anything interrupts it.
  • Ensure your door cannot be forced open with a Power Lock Deadbolt.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from So far so good, but MyQ has me concerned I've had the 8500 opener for a few months and it's a really nice piece of gear. The only qualm I have is that it seems to be when, not if, the MyQ controller goes bad and leaves the door open for all and sundry. From the reviews, the controller starts to go bad around 2-3 years of use. I never had to worry about my 20+ year-old Stanley opener leaving my garage door open in the event of failure, so it's extremely disconcerting to learn that "The last garage door opener you'll ever need." (quote from installer) has this issue. Liftmaster - I was on a forum where a member was asking about garage door opener replacement options and the 8500 was suggested as a possible. I didn't know about the issues until I saw this link in the forum so I could only offer that I've been pleased with my unit so far. Because of the MyQ concerns, however, he and two other members who were also looking for replacements all decided to go with another style and brand. This MyQ issue is losing you business. Is there a permanent fix to correct the problem? If so, what's the forecasted eta for implementation? Lastly, will there be a retrofit for those of us with older model MyQ controllers?
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great until the MyQ controller fails Installed myself in June 2014. Easy for me to run a 120v circuit since my panel is in the garage. Set the optical sensors at bumper height instead of 12 inches. No more hinge scratches on the bumper. In April 2017 woke up to an open garage door. MyQ panel was unresponsive. Walked over to the opener checking for any problems. Car was in the way so I leaned on the track. The door suddenly closed on my head and reversed. The door would randomly close and reverse before fully closing. Called support and was instructed to remove MyQ controller from the wall and disconnect the 2 wires. Then touch the 2 wires together. The door operated fine so the controller was bad. LM sent a new controller under warranty. Problem is the MyQ controller is the brains for remotes and internet gateway. So back to manual control. Once the new MyQ controller arrived all remotes had to be added again. Added a push button above the MyQ panel in case this happens again. Only 3 stars due to garage door automatically opening and remaining open after the MyQ controller fails. Should deduct another star for banging me in the head. Support did inform me the new controller has been redesigned so this should not happen again.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Misleading We have this unit in our townhouse but what a waste. You need to buy the unit and all the extras to have it work from my phone. Why not just sell it all as advertised instead of $750 for the opener and then another $100 on top for the gateway and the wall pad and the ect ect ect. Quit with the extra and sell the unit complete and box ready. Will Not be replacing this unit with another liftmaster when this one fails.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better technology Ultra quiet and out of the way. I have no idea why I would ever buy another clunky, track, rail, screw, chain drive system.
Date published: 2017-09-10
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