Top 3 Liftmaster Belt Drive Garage Openers


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On September 11, 2019
Last modified:September 19, 2019

Summary:

Three models of belt drive garage openers are presented and reviewed: Liftmaster 8550W, Liftmaster 8355W and Liftmaster 8155W.

When we mention Liftmaster, you all know that we are talking about one of the leading manufacturers of gate openers as well as garage openers. Why is it leading? Well, because with it you will receive a high-quality opener with a solid build and a long lifespan. What more can you want?!

We have already talked about Liftmaster gate openers, but on in this article we will review the top 3 Liftmaster belt drive garage openers: Liftmaster 8550W, Liftmaster 8355W and Liftmaster 8155W.

1. Liftmaster 8550W

Liftmaster 8550W garage opener
Liftmaster 8550W

Liftmaster 8550W is a belt drive garage door opener which is a part of the Elite Series from Liftmaster. It offers quiet and smooth operation unlike many other cheaper chain-drive units which are found in homes. The mighty ¾ horsepower motor has the ability to lift garage doors of varies sizes and due to the backup battery (which is included in the package) you will have no worries during a power outage. The DC motor has a lifetime warranty as well as the belt.

When it comes to connectivity, this unit thrives: it offers an easy connection to a home network via built-in Wi-Fi as well as syncing with popular smart devices. You will open, close and get alerts about your garage door directly onto your smartphone.

It gets better

It offers automatic protection against forced openings as well as safety sensors. Also, there are two bulbs on each side of the opener and they light up automatically when someone enters the garage. Wall control panels are also featured. They provide information about the temperature, whether if something is blocking the sensors and also have a timer option.

What’s in the box?

With this purchase you will receive, naturally, the garage opening unit, the 893MAX – a 3-button visor remote control and a 485LM garage door opener battery.

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Specifications

  • Motor: 12V DC motor
  • RPM: 53
  • Lubrication: Permanent
  • Drive system: full reinforced drive belt
  • Backup battery included
  • Operating Range:  200 feet (61 m) (approximately).
  • Operating Temperature:  -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C) to 150 degrees F (65 degrees C).
  • Remote Control Radio Frequency:  310, 315 and 390 MHz tri-band.
  • Installed Length:  125 inches (3175 mm), for 7-foot (2133 mm) door opening.
  • Maximum Door Opening:  7 feet 6 inches (2210 mm), opening up to 10 feet (3048 mm) with optional rail.
  • Headroom Clearance Required:  2 inches (51 mm).
  • Warranty: lifetime on motor and belt; 5-year warranty on parts; 1-year warranty on battery.

The Pros

  • High quality
  • Compatible with smartphones and other devices
  • Easy connection
  • Easy installation
  • Long lasting motor
  • Silent operation
  • Additional protection
  • Great customer service

The Cons

  • Comes with one remote.
  • A bit confusing user guide, but you can always call the customer service!

To Conclude

The Liftmaster 8550W is a high-quality product which will do exactly what you want and how you want it. Due to its connectivity you can control it from the comfort of your car and have insight into the movement of your gate wherever you are. Quiet, easy to use and practical, what more do you need?!

2. Liftmaster 8355W

liftmaster 8355W garage opener
Liftmaster 8355W

Another great unit by Liftmaster, the 8355W garage door opener, is a unit which features a powerful performance with a 1/3 horsepower motor. It has a belt drive system which is maintenance-free and also a Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS) that gives a quiet and reliable operation.

As the previous model, this one too has a built-in Wi-Fi and gives you the convenience to open, close and receive alerts/notifications about your garage door directly on your smart device. In addition, Security+2.0 is in charge of your garage safety and with every click it will send a new code to the garage opener so that it will open only for you.

There’s more

The PosiLock Technology will protect you against forced openings; the Alert-To-Close will sent you an alert message before the door is going to close; and the lighting system has 2 light bulbs of 100 watts maximum per light which turn on every time someone enters the garage.

What’s in the box?

In the box you will find the garage opening unit model 8355W and the 893LM – a 3-button remote control.

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Specifications

  • Motor power: ½ HP
  • RPM: 1,625.
  • Lubrication: Permanent.
  • Drive means: full reinforced belt drive
  • Operating Range:  200 feet (61 m) (approximately).
  • Operating Temperature:  – 31 degrees F (-35 degrees C) to 149 degrees F (65 degrees C).
  • Remote Control Radio Frequency:  310, 315 and 390 MHz tri-band.
  • Radio Receiver Frequency:  Radio Frequency agile on 310, 315 and 390 MHz.
  • Installed Length:  128 inches (3251 mm) for 7-foot (2133 mm) door opening.
  • Maximum Door Opening:  7 feet 6 inches (2286 mm).
  • Maximum Door Opening:  Provide optional rail, 10 feet (3048 mm).
  • Headroom Clearance Required:  2 inches (50.8 mm).
  • Travel rate: 7 inches per second.
  • Warranty: lifetime on motor and belt; 1-year warranty on parts.

The Pros

  • Quiet operation
  • Maintenance-free performance
  • Easy connectivity
  • Smooth operation
  • High quality
  • Additional protection
  • Great customer service

The Cons

  • No battery backup system.

To Conclude

You have protection, high-quality, silent operation, smooth operation, compatibility with various garage door sizes and additional security. All with a single unit, the Liftmaster 8355W from the Premium series edition. Definitely worth of your time and money spent.

3. Liftmaster 8155W

Liftmaster 8155W garage opener
Liftmaster 8155W

The Liftmaster 8155W has a ½ horsepower motor and offers durable performance. Like the previous two models it has a built-in Wi-Fi and could be controlled via any smart device. Open, close and have insights into the performance of your garage door directly on your handheld device.  

The unit has a belt drive system for maintenance free performance and silent operation. Another great feature is that it consumes up to 75% less power when in standby mode. It supports standard aluminum doors and has safety sensors as well as automatic protection system.

What’s in the box?

In the box you will find the garage opening unit model 8155W and the 893LM – a 3-button remote control.

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Specifications

  • Motor power: ½ HP
  • RPM: 1,625.
  • Lubrication: Permanent.
  • Drive means: full reinforced belt drive
  • Operating Range:  200 feet (61 m) (approximately).
  • Operating Temperature:  – 31 degrees F (-35 degrees C) to 149 degrees F (65 degrees C).
  • Remote Control Radio Frequency:  310, 315 and 390 MHz tri-band.
  • Radio Receiver Frequency:  Radio Frequency agile on 310, 315 and 390 MHz.
  • Security+ 2.0 anti-burglary coding.
  • Installed Length:  124 inches (3150 mm) for 7-foot (2133 mm) door opening.
  • Maximum Door Opening:  7 feet 6 inches (2286 mm).
  • Maximum Door Opening:  Provide optional rail, 10 feet (3048 mm).
  • Headroom Clearance Required:  2 inches (50.8 mm).
  • Warranty: 4-year motor; 10-year belt; 1-year parts.

The Pros

  • Silent operation
  • Maintenance-free performance
  • Easy connectivity
  • Smooth operation
  • High quality
  • Additional protection
  • Great customer service

The Cons

  • Backup battery not included.

To Conclude

Liftmaster made another great product that will support your garage door on a daily basis. The unit is high-quality, reliable and you can control it anytime anywhere with the help of the smartphone application. Check it out, and know that there is no mistake with Liftmaster.