LiftMaster 8500 Residential Electric Garage Door Operator

The LiftMaster 8500 model is manufactured by Chamberlain Group. If you want an extra storage space up above, have an oversized garage door, or even a cathedral ceiling, the 8500 LiftMaster model, a residential Jackshaft-type opener, is the perfectly engineered solution to fit your specific garage door opener requirements. It mounts easily on the wall (right or left side) beside the garage door, and comes with a remote 200-watt light that can be positioned anywhere in the garage. The optional EverCharge® Standby Power System – that continues to operate your opener even when the power goes out – makes it even more convenient. Meets all UL325 requirements.

Equipped with MyQ® technology, the included MyQ Control Panel® when paired with the LiftMaster® Internet Gateway allows you to close your garage door or turn lights on or off using a smartphone or computer – from anywhere in the world.



  • Drive system: Jackshaft type
  • Horse power: DC
  • Voltage / phase: 115V 60Hz
  • Lighting system : 1 light you install where needed, with a delay adjustment
  • Warranty : Lifetime on motor
  • Additional headroom required: 2”

* Other parts are guaranteed for five years

8500 differences

  • Specially designed for garages and unique applications that don’t allow for a traditional trolley-type garage door opener, such as garages with very low, cathedral or obstructed ceiling.
  • The Smart Garage Door Opener® lets you electronically program security codes from the MyQ Control Panel or the powerhead.
  • An ultra-quiet powerful 24V engine
  • Optional EverCharge Standby Power System reliably opens door even when the power goes out.
  • For sectional doors only, up to 14 feet (4.3 m) high or 180 square feet (16.7 m2), 650 lbs (295 kg).
Security systems

Your security, our priority !

The Protector System®

Project an invisible light beam across the garage door opening and automatically reverse the door if anything interrupts the beam while the door is going down. Sensing technology will stop the door from closing if contact is made with a person or object. Opener light turns on automatically when The Protector System’s infrared beam is broken.

Manual release handle

ManualReleaseThis handle can be used to manually operate the garage door from the interior in the event of a power outage.

  • Security+ 2.0 rolling code technology eliminates frequency interference and assures a new code is sent every time the remote control is used.
  • Patented PosiLock® system ensures the door remains securely locked when the garage door is closed.

Cable tension monitor

CableTensionSpecifically designed to maintain accurate tension and eliminate “cable throw,” which occurs when the cable slips off the drum.

Power Lock

Power Lock – once the garage door goes down, it’s securely locked with the power lock, which is similar to a deadbolt and ensures the door cannot be forced open. 

Garage doors and garage door openers can be dangerous if not installed and verified by a professionnal and not used properly. Children must be supervised by an adult when they are inside or in proximity of the garage.

Included Acc.

Included with the LiftMaster 8500 door opener

LiftMaster 8500
LiftMaster 8500 electric door opener

LiftMaster 888LM
Smart Control Panel (888LMW)

3-button remote control (893MAX)

LiftMaster 380LM
Remote light (380LM)

LiftMaster Cable tension
Cable Tension Monitor (41A6104)

Power Lock (41A6102)

The Protector System (41A5034)

* Also included: a hardware bag for installation (includes all necessary hardware for installation)

Optional Acc.

Optional accessories for the LiftMaster 8500 garage door opener

EverCharge Standby Power System (475LM)

LiftMaster 475LMIn the event of a power outage, you can open and close your garage door in complete safety and security.

This battery may only be used with LiftMaster, Chamberlain or Mastercraft (Sears) compatible with 8500, 3800, 3500 and 2500 door openers.

Alternative power system (580LM)

LiftMaster Alternate PowerTurn the power where you want it thanks to the AC power supply system. Adding flexibility makes the installation easier when an outlet is not available within 6 feet of the installation, so an electrician is not necessary. UL approved.

Alternative mounting kit (480LM)

LiftMaster 480LMAllows the installation of the door opener below the torsion bar.

1-Button Remote Control (891LM)

LiftMaster 891This powerful remote control can operate one garage door opener or gate operator, or MyQ™ enabled light accessory. It features Security+2.0™ rolling code technology that significantly reduces radio wave interference and makes it virtually impossible for anyone to steal your remote control signal.

3-Button Remote Control  (893LM)

Our basic 3-button remote control isn’t so basic. It can operate up to 3 garage doors or gates, and/or turn your garage door opener lights on/off. You can also use it as an extra remote control to turn on lights or small appliances inside your home – all from the comfort of your car.

Wireless control panel (885LM)

LiftMaster 885For people who want a second control in their garages. A light control button turns garage door opener lights on and off. Auxiliary button can be programmed to open and close a second garage door.

Wireless Keyless Entry System (877LM)

LiftMaster 877LMOpen or close your garage door without using a remote control or key. The LiftMaster® Wireless Keyless Entry System can open the door using a private 4-digit code you program directly into the unit. You can also program it with temporary access codes for visitors or delivery and service personnel so they can gain access to your garage without having to give them your personal code.

Mini 3-button remote control (890MAX)

890MAX_MiniRemoteControlAre you always on the go? Our mini 3-button remote control is a miniature version of our 3-button remote control, and just as powerful. It can open and close 3 garage doors or gates, turn opener lights on/off, and/or turn on lights and small appliances in your home. And the best part is that it can fit almost anywhere – in your purse, your pocket, or even on your keychain.Get control on the go.

Laser Garage Parking Assist (975LM)

LaserGarageParkingAssistThe high-tech solution that helps you park perfectly in your garage! As you pull into your garage the laser is activated and projected onto the dashboard, making it easy to park in the same spot every time.

Remote light (380LM)

LiftMaster 380LMBrighten up a dark garage or workspace with the LiftMaster® Remote Light. Made exclusively for use with the Residential Jackshaft Opener (model 8500), this remote light works just like a traditional garage door opener light, but can be positioned on the ceiling anywhere in the garage.

(The remote light is included in the package but you can order more)

MyQ Enabled Accessories

Remote Light Switch (823LM)

LiftMaster 823LMNow you can control your house lights at the touch of a button. The LiftMaster® Remote Light Switch replaces any single light switch, allowing control of the lights remotely via the LiftMaster Internet Gateway™ or garage door opener remote control.

Remote Light Control (825LM)

LiftMaster 825LMLights on. Lights off. The LiftMaster® Remote Light Control lets you control your home lighting in three ways: with your garage door opener remote control, your garage door opener (it mimics the garage door opener work lights), or from your smartphone or computer via the LiftMaster Internet Gateway™ accessory.

LiftMaster Internet Gateway™ (828LM)

LiftMaster 828LMThis revolutionary new accessory features built-in MyQ™ technology that connects to the Internet and allows you to monitor and operate your garage door opener, or turn on or off lights in or around your home, from anywhere in the world by using your smartphone or computer. It utilizes a two-way communication system that puts freedom and control in your hands.

Garage Door Monitor (829LM)

LiftMaster 829LMNow you won’t have to go downstairs or outside to see if you accidentally left the garage door open. With the LiftMaster® Garage Door Monitor, you can check and close the garage door from any room in the house.

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