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Liftmaster 8500 Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

Item# 8500
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Liftmaster 8500 Wall Mount Garage Door Opener
Liftmaster 8500 Wall Mount Garage Door Opener
Product Description


As of April 2018, the LiftMaster 8500 Wall Mount Garage Door Opener will feature the following updates:

  • New, improved 8500W collar design now comes standard with the 8500 and provides the following advantages:
    • Backward compatible to 8500 openers currently in the field
    • Streamlines components and standardizes installation
    • Slip-resistant, single-piece design provides improved travel limit accuracy
    • Continues to lift 650 lb. doors
  • NOTE: The new collar design requires 8.5" of space at the end of the torsion bar, as opposed to 8" with the current collar
  • The 041DJ002 Replacement Board will remain the same
  • The red chassis will be replaced by the newly designed, all black chassis
  • Packaging will change to reflect the new chassis style
Liftmaster 8500 RJO Residential Jackshaft Garage Door Opener with MyQ Technology Part of the Elite Series Openers.

The LiftMaster 8500 Garage Door Opener from North Shore Commercial Door offers a multitude of features. This remote controlled garage door opener is more than a convenience — it enhances safety with remote entry. Installed via wall mount, the LiftMaster 8500 eliminates the noise and wasted space that is common with other remote garage door openers. It has a PowerLock deadbolt system that cannot be opened by force.

When you purchase your LiftMaster 8500 remote controlled garage door opener, you will have the durability, safety, and ease of use North Shore Commercial Door products are known for. Our Q&A section on the website will allow you to interact with our staff for any questions and to explain the difference between LiftMaster 3800 and 8500 remotes.

In order to install the 8500 on your door it must meet the following Size Requirements:
  • Uses a one-inch (1") torsion bar
  • Have four (4") to six (6") inch cable drums
  • Have maximum dimensions of fourteen feet tall (14') by eighteen feet wide (18')
  • Be 180 Square Feet or Under
  • Have a minimum Track Radius of 12 inches
  • Have a maximum weight of 650 Pounds (650 LBS.)
  • Have a minimum side clearance of eight inches (8")
  • Have a torsion bar that extends at least one to five inches past bracket
  • Be a standard lift with track radius between 12" to 32", Be a high lift, Follow the Pitch, or have quick turn brackets with a track radius of 12" or smaller
Please note the 3800/8500 will NOT work on the following types of doors:
  • Low Headroom Dual Track Doors: The 3800/8500 opens the door by cranking the torsion bar and pulling up the cables. Dual track doors open at the top of the door is pulled back towards the rear of the garage.
  • Low Headroom Doors Using Reverse Wound Drums: The 3800/8500 lifts the door by cranking the torsion bar and pulling up the cables. The cables will unwind as the torsion bar is cranked when the 3800/8500 is used with reverse wound drums.
  • Low Headroom Rear Mounted Spring Doors: The 3800/8500 cranks the torsion bar located over the top of the door and pulls up the cables to open the door. The torsion bar on a low headroom rear-mounted spring door is located near the end of the horizontal door track instead of over the top of the door. Also, due to the angle of the cables, the tension motor will not fit.
  • Doors Equipped with Wayne Dalton Torque Master Springs: Although this spring tube may look similar to a traditional torsion bar, the Wayne Dalton Torque Master Springs are self-contained within a spring tube that is much larger in diameter.
  • Full Vertical Doors: The 3800/8500 was not tested or approved for use on full vertical doors. Full vertical doors use a tapered drum that could potentially rip the cable tension monitor off the wall when matched with a 3800/8500. If a full vertical door is connected to 3800/8500, thrown cables and/or nuisance reversals may occur.
  • High Lift Doors with More Than 54" High Lift: The 3800/8500 should not be used with high lift doors with more than 54” high lift but are dependent on the drum diameter.
  • Rolling Doors (Roll Up): The 3800/8500 opens the door by cranking the torsion bar and pulling up the cables. Rolling doors do not use a torsion bar/cable system and instead, roll up into a barrel as they open and there are steel, sheet or grille type rolling doors. Rolling steel doors are made of steel slats that are hinged together. Rolling sheet doors are made of a long sheet of flexible material that wrap around a barrel. Rolling sheet doors can be made of plastic, cloth or metal. Rolling grilles are another option. These are most often seen in malls.
Included in the LiftMaster 8500 price are the following features:
  • A power cord that measures six feet.
  • Quick-Connect terminals to install wires quickly and easily.
  • Capabilities for a battery backup in the event that there is a power outage – a model 475LM battery is needed.
  • MyQ technology allowing you to turn on the garage and house lights remotely from your smartphone or computer.
  • There is a lifetime motor warranty, a five-year parts warranty and a one-year battery backup warranty (model 475LM).
  • A 200 watt light with adjustable time delay and the ability to place it anywhere on the garage ceiling.
Included Accessories: Liftmaster 893MAX 3 Button Visor Remote Control Garage Door Opener

MyQ® Control Panel (888LM) 

Remote Light 380LM 

Power Door Lock 41A6102 

Optional Accessories:

EverCharge® Standby Power System Liftmaster 475LM 

Extension kit Liftmaster 480LM 

Alternate Power Source (580LM) Liftmaster 580LM 

MyQ Enabled Optional Accessories:

Internet Gateway Liftmaster 828LM 

Remote Light Control Liftmaster 825LM 

Remote Light Switch Liftmaster 823LM 

Garage Door Monitor Liftmaster 829LM 

3 Button Remote - Liftmaster 893MAX 

3 Button Remote - Liftmaster 893MAX 3 Button Visor Remote Control Garage Door Opener 

3 Button Keychain Remote – Liftmaster 890MAX 

Wireless Keypad – Liftmaster 877MAX 


Lifetime motor warranty

5-year parts warranty

1-year Battery Backup warranty (475LM)
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COMMENT: installed 2 other units. you guys are the best by Roger L 9/26/2017
COMMENT: I am replacing a chain drive that I have had for 20 years, this technology seems like it will be far more efficient. I chose this particular brand and model over the ZAP Jackshaft because it comes with a light kit. by Bill T 9/18/2017
QUESTION: How much space is there from the back of the unit to the wall it mounts on? I have metal ribbed steel in my garage and there is some electrical conduit that runs where the unit would be. I'm hoping I could mount it with space for the conduit to pass behind the opener. by Trevor O 3/2/2017
ANSWER: You have enough room easily to run 3/4 or 1 inch conduit. by Mike E a
ANSWER: I ran a 2x8 door casing that I mounted my door to, and it was just right to pickup the spring pipe to operate the door. It sounds like you are flush with the steel and you may not have room for it. Another thing that I ran into with a 12' door is that in the top position, there is no down pressure to the lift cables, and I have to leave one door section in the opening to give the door some weight on the cables other words it will unspool the lift cables and then it is a mess. I don't know if this helps but that is what I ran into. by David E a
ANSWER: Hi, I checked my unit, and I have 3 to 4 inches behind it. You should have no trouble with a piece of conduit. by Ken B a
ANSWER: The unit is designed to mount flush against the wall. You can mount it away from the wall if you purchase the following part: Liftmaster MODEL 480LM RJO 3800 Alternate Mounting/Extension Kit by Anthony D a
ANSWER: Mine is metal as well and I put a 1"piece of plywood up between a 1"metal rib and mounted the opener on it. Be sure the wood is anchored well to the building before mounting the opener by william b a
ANSWER: My unit is mounted to a 2x6 that surrounds the door opening. The real distance from the wall will be determined by the distance between the Jackshaft and the wall. In my installation, there is a distance of 3 3/4" from the actual wall to the back of the motor since the 2x6 only supports the bottom attachment and that attachment is located on the outside edge of the 2x6. So in my case the motor would have cleared a normal size conduit by George C a
ANSWER: The unit actually mounts directly to the wooden garage door frame which is about 3-4 inches from the garage wall. I could slide my hands behind it with ease. The door unit frame is slightly forward of the wall itself. Great unit to have. So much quieter with no very little vibration. Very impressed with the internet gateway app. Can open and close it from anywhere with my smart phone and will even tell me when how long it has been opened or closed. as well as notify me each time if needed. No longer have to wonder if it is opened or closed. Would highly recommend it as an upgrade or replacement door opener.<br />lb by LARRY B a
ANSWER: 1"from the flat part of the metal not the rib by william b a
QUESTION: Do the openers come for right and left or will it fit either side? by Steve H 2/22/2017
ANSWER: Fits easily on either side. by James K a
REPLY: Thank you very much. by Steve H r
ANSWER: Either side. by Travis L a
QUESTION: will this opener work on 12ft x 14ft high door? by Fred D 1/31/2017
ANSWER: I believe it will. My door is 10' x 9' and it works great. Also my door has extra plywood on it; so it is quite heavy but goes up + down wihout a problem. by Ken B a
ANSWER: It will work if the door is not to heavy but it was not built for this size door.this unit is lite commercial. If used the opener will not last very long.I by william b a
ANSWER: Yes it will work There is enough adjustment to allow this opener to work on this size door. I installled one just like it on a 12x22 and it works great. The best and quietest opener I ever had. You won't be sorry. Great dealer great price. by James J a
ANSWER: Yes it will, I put one on a friends door that size by Mike E a
ANSWER: We purchased this lift for our City Shop door over a year ago. It has performed flawlessly ever since. Our door is 14 X 12 high which I think would weigh approximately the same; if you are worried about weight issues. We did give the lift assist torsion springs an additional 1/2 turn each, but I really don't think we had to. The upper and lower limits are easy to set programmed with buttons, and I don't think you would have any problems getting a 14 foot door to lift all the way up. If you want a lift that is easy to install or have clearance issues between the open door and ceiling, as we did, this would be a good choice. by Fort B a
ANSWER: Yes, we installed this opener on our 16' wide x 14' high fully insulated door. It easily lifts and lowers the door when properly installed and adjusted. Chuck R on 01/31/2017 by Charles R a
QUESTION: We have a 15x8 roll up,not panel,metal overhead garage door. Low clearance, center wound. Can we use a 8500? by Frank T 1/12/2017
ANSWER: No. This is not for metal drum roll up doors spring is inside drum you cannot see it, unless you look inside the drum. If the center rod or shaft in your metal roll up door does not rotate this will not work on your metal roll up door. If the springs are outside, visible and the center rod or shaft rotates this will work on your metal roll up door and will operate on doors up too 600 lbs. by Gary J a
ANSWER: Yes I think it would work fine by Bill O a
ANSWER: You door is 16×8 that opener works fine. by Roy C a
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