LiftMaster 84501 Review: Belt-drive garage door opener

The belt-driven 84501 LiftMaster opener has a huge fan base and it is one of the most wanted garage door openers these days. Why it is so good? Read this LiftMaster 84501 review and find out.

84501 has an Ultra-Quiet belt drive system and dual LED lighting with 1,500 lumens output. Let’s take a closer look, to find more details and features it has.

Liftmaster 84501 review
84501 LiftMaster

We are going to write a short LiftMaster 84501 review, and make a specification table chart. Before all that, this is quite a good garage door opener, worth considering.

Quick Intro and Features that 84501 LiftMaster has

LiftMaster 84501 belt drive opener with myQ
LiftMaster 84501

Powered by myQ this opener gives you options to control, secure, and monitor the garage anytime, from anywhere. An Integrated LED lighting system with 1,500 lumens gives all the best results in lighting every corner of the garage.

Unlike the previous model we wrote about (LiftMaster 87504) this one doesn’t have a camera installed. If you can go over it, we find the LiftMaster 84501 quite a good garage door opener actually. It has some built-in features, and most importantly it is reasonably cheap. Furthermore, 84501 LiftMaster has an Ultra-quiet, and a strong belt drive system, paired with a powerful DC motor that ensures quiet operation.

LiftMaster 84501 specifications

You can take a closer look at the 84501 LiftMaster table chart. It gives you all the major features this garage opener has.

LiftMaster 84501Specifications
Lighting1,500 Lumens Integrated LED lighting system
Drive TypeBelt drive
Battery BackupNo
Soft Start/StopYes
myQ CompatibilityYes
AC/DCDC
Smartphone ControlYes
Code Type CompatibilitySecurity + 2.0
myQ DiagnosticsYes
LiftMaster 84501 specification chart

Compared to LiftMaster 87504, for example, this opener lacks some features. LiftMaster 84501 doesn’t include a battery backup, and no Timer to close option is available.

LiftMaster 84501 Review

What do we like about 84501 LiftMaster? Read this short review and find out.

84501 is silent garage door opener
Engineered for silence

LiftMaster 84501 has been engineered for silent operation. It uses an extra-strong, steel-reinforced rubber belt to open and close the garage door quietly.

Therefore, this opener can be installed near the living spaces.

84501 LiftMaster popular features:

Quiet and smooth operation – Best in its class, this belt drive system and DC motor provide reliable operation and a long-lasting lifespan.
myQ Connected – Homeowners can Control, secure, and monitor the garage anytime, from anywhere.
Invisible light beam system – Auto-reverse system that reverses the garage door operation if there are obstructions.
Posilock protection – Electronical protection against forced openings.

LiftMaster 84501 lighting

Integrated dual LED lighting system: Increases the functionality of the garage. You won’t change a garage light bulb again. A dual lighting system ensures good lighting for the high-traffic areas in a garage.

Just by using your smartphone, with myQ app you can control, secure and monitor your garage. Furthermore, you can conveniently share and manage access to your home without sharing passcodes or keys.

Worth mentioning: With a smartphone application, a homeowner can easily give a connection to a trusted Dealer through the myQ app.

Before ending this review, a few more details about the 84501 belt drive LiftMaster garage door opener.

LiftMaster 84501 has a 12V DC motor that produces 53RPM, with automatic thermal protection integrated.

  • Power: 120V AC, 60Hz, 6A current rating
  • Speed: 7.2″ per second upward, 7.2″ per second downward
  • Lighting: 1,500 lumens integrated LED
  • Dimensions: 10.5″ L x 12.72″ W x 8.185″ H
  • Mounting: Side-to-Side
Rail options7′8′10′
Installed length122.5″139″163″
Max opening7′ 6″8′ 6″10′ 6″
LiftMaster 84501 rail options

What is in the box?

To gain all the features mentioned in the text above, LiftMaster 84501 original box includes these compatible devices:

893LM

In the box, you’ll get a 3-Button Remote Control. It operates up to 3 openers or myQ light accessories.

Multi-Functional Control Panel operates the garage door opener and lights from inside the garage.

Conclusion

We find this opener the best option for those who want a silent, and compact garage door opener. LiftMaster 84501 gives you quiet operation and plenty of light inside the garage.

A homeowner has an option to control, secure, and monitor the whole garage anytime, from anywhere. Just by using its own smartphone myQ app.

Steel chassis, T-rail, and trolley reinforce the whole belt drive mechanism, making him last longer. There is also Auto-force adjustment for changing weather and environmental conditions. This design makes sure the opener operates properly no matter the environmental conditions outside.

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