LiftMaster 8550

Get in and out of your garage the easy way with the LiftMaster 8550 Elite Series, a device that minimizes your effort and keeps your house safe at the same time. A device like this will help you increase the security of your home while providing maximum comfort for your entire family. Forget about the inconvenience of power failures with the Battery Backup feature and count on it to close the door when you forget to close it thanks to the timer-to-close. Keep reading to see how efficient this garage door opener can be.

LiftMaster 8550 Elite Series

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Technical Specifications

If we were to consider the reviews of the customers who have purchased this item, the performance is disappointing and there are considerable issues that keep this garage door opener from being useful. Some people state that the roller wheels fail to operate shortly after the installation while others have had problems with the sensors that make it operate. However, there have also been customers who were very satisfied with their device, so we can’t label this device as completely faulty. Some of its characteristics are:

  • Motor – The device uses a ¾ horsepower motor that makes it powerful enough to lift both standard sectional doors and heavy wood gatehouse-style doors that require more power
  • Belt Drive System – It has a belt-drive system with a quiet and smooth operating that makes less noise than a chain-drive device, which is great if you are annoyed by noisy devices or you want to use it in houses with rooms above the garage
  • Quiet Operation – You can sleep peacefully in a room close to the garage without hearing loud screeching and clanking noises every time you operate the door opener
LiftMaster 8550 Elite Series

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Specifications Sheet

8550 Elite Specs
Garage door type compatibility Standard sectional doors, heavy wood gatehouse-style doors
Horsepower 3/4 HP
Technology Rolling code
Safety sensors Yes
Motion detection lights Yes
Remote control Yes
Warranty Lifetime for belt and motor, 5 years for railing and circuit board, 1 year for back-up battery


Just as the other models, this one has most of the features included a maintenance alert system feature. You can rely on features such as the timer-to-close function that will automatically close the garage door in case you forget. Some of its features are:

  • Motion Sensor – These sensors that will turn the lights on whenever it senses motion, so you don’t have to turn it on manually
  • Timer – The timer-to-close feature that can be set to 1, 5 or 10 minutes by simply pressing a button, or you can set it as you like for up to 99 minutes
  • Battery Backup – This helps the device open the garage door up to 40 times in case the power goes off at home


Due to the fact that it’s one of the best that’s currently on the market, you will be pleased to know that you will receive numerous accessories at no extra price. This will allow you to install it and to operate it with ease even if you don’t have any experience with such a product. Inside of the package you will find:

  • Remote Control – The remote control has been designed with 3-button visor. This will allow you to control the system from a distance
  • Battery– You don’t have to invest further into the product as the battery is included. This means that you don’t have to spend further money for at least a year
  • Home Connectivity – You can receive alerts about the product on your smartphone so you don’t have to worry about thorough maintenance
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Warranty and Support

It comes with a nice warranty package that ensures many years of security and comfort. It includes a generous lifetime warranty on the motor and belt while parts like the circuit board and the railing are covered by a 5-years warranty. The backup battery is covered for only one year, which is usually the standard warranty. What customers have complained about is the customer support which hardly clarifies any problems related to the functioning of the device.

Final Thoughts

As many other top-of-the-line door openers, this device is compatible with the MyQ home automation system, which is good news for those who want to be able to remotely control the device. But what really sets it apart from its competitors are the other many features that it comes with, such as the timer-to-close feature that ensures the door will close even when you forget to do it yourself. It’s made with complete safety in mind, not endangering your pets or children due to the fact that it automatically retracts the closing action when it encounters objects in its path. All in all, this top of the line model offers everything you need from such a security device, ensuring that your garage won’t ever be broken into as long as it’s installed.