Finally, a Liftmaster device that actually does what it advertises: lifts! And by God, does it lift. In fact, the manufacturer went so far to label this the “Elite Series”, just in case you weren’t aware of its awesome tugging power.

Do we really need such classifications for a mere garage door opener? Who knows. But the LiftMaster 8550W Belt Drive Garage Door Opener Elite Series is a pretty sturdy device that will open some of the heaviest garage doors around.

The belt drive thing might have given you a negative association. After all, the belt-lever technology is sort of old, isn’t it? Sure, but that doesn’t mean it should be changed for the sake of it. If the manufacturer is sound enough to equip a belt made of quality materials, the drive is unlikely to snap even after years of constant use.

On the other hand, accidents can happen. The belt snapping in these devices isn’t uncommon, especially when we’re talking doors of a heavier weight. If you’re feeling adventurous, the LiftMaster 8550W manual will tell you how to replace the belt on your own instead of having to call in a repairman. The manual also covers other common forms of troubleshooting, taking note of virtually any issue you could encounter.

Where can I download the LiftMaster 8550W Belt Drive Garage Door Opener Elite Series User Manual in PDF?

Aside from problems, our LiftMaster 8550W user manual talks about first-time set-up and general use. For example, did you know that the opener has Wi-Fi and can be connected to your smartphone? Not sounding outdated anymore, is it? For details on how to choose between a smartphone or dedicated controller and more, get our manual here: