LiftMaster 8164W review and specifications

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Take some time and read this LiftMaster 8164W review. Make a smart choice before you purchase a new garage door opener. In this post, we are going to write technical specifications for the 8164W LiftMaster model. LiftMaster 8164 reviews and tech sheet coming up.

The LiftMaster 8164W chain drive garage door opener has a built-in Wi-Fi following all the smart features and connecting it to your smartphone. This way you can easily monitor and access the garage. The prices vary, depending on the model you’ll choose. There is an option between a 7, 8, or 10-foot rail to meet your individual garage door needs.

If you go with a LiftMaster 8164W, you’ll get a durable ½ horsepower AC motor, combined with the industrial-strength full chain T-rail. This model has a smooth and sturdy operation, you won’t hear any strange noise. It is compatible with HomeLink version 4.0 or higher. When in standby mode, LiftMaster 8164W uses 75% less energy.

The 8164W comes with a manufacturer’s warranty on its motor. The owner can program up to 12 remote controls, 1 wireless keyless entry system, and up to 16 MyQ smart devices.

LiftMaster 8164W garage door opener

This model comes with many built-in features and accessories. The LiftMaster 8164W chain drive garage door opener features built-in Wi-Fi providing an easy way to monitor and access your garage. Price may vary depending on the rail size you choose. You can choose between a 7, 8, or 10-foot rail to meet your individual garage door needs.

LiftMaster 8164W specifications

LiftMaster model 8164W

Chain Drive Opener for the heavy garage door. Read LiftMaster 8164w review and technical specifications.

8164 W features a durable ½ horsepower AC motor, combined with the industrial-strength full chain T-rail. This combination is providing a smooth and sturdy operation of your garage door.

LiftMaster 8164W is compatible with HomeLink version 4.0 or higher and when in standby mode this garage door opener uses way much less energy which results in your electric bill. The 8164W comes with a manufacturer’s warranty on its motor, and parts. This model meets all UL325 standards and requirements through its Protector system and safety features.

Built-In Wi-Fi and My-Q smart technology

With its built-in Wi-Fi and My-Q technology, the LiftMaster 8164W garage door opener allows you to monitor and control your garage door from your smartphone or any other smart device.

LiftMaster 8164W Technical specifications

Comes with a Chain drive system
Motor Power: ½ Horse Power AC, 1,625 RPM
Connectivity Options: Built-in Wi-Fi, MYQ Technology, HomeLink
Lighting System: 1 light bulb ready (100 watts Maximum)
Power Input: 120V AC
Up Garage Door Speed: 7″ PS
Down Garage Door Speed: 7″ PS

LiftMaster 1355 has been replaced by an 8164W model

Safety Features Included: Emergency Release Handle, PosiLock Automatic Locking System, Alert-To-Close System, Protector System/Safety Eyes, Rolling Code/Security+ 2.0, Maintenance Alert System, and RPM Reverse System.

Opener Overall Length:

  • 124” with 7-foot T-rail
  • 136” with 8-foot T-rail
  • 160” with 10-foot T-rail

LiftMaster 8164W maintenance

Monthly maintenance

Manually operate the door. If you feel doors are unbalanced or binding call a trained door system technician.

Check to make sure the door opens and closes completely. Adjust if necessary.

Test the safety reversal system. Adjust if necessary.

Every year maintenance

Oil door rollers, bearings, and hinges. The garage door opener doesn’t require additional lubrication. Don’t grease the door tracks.

Test the battery backup, replace the battery if necessary. How to test the battery?

Unplug the garage door opener from AC power. The battery status LED should glow solid orange (indicate that opener operates on battery power) or LED flashes (means that battery has low power).

Open and close the door using the remote control or wall mount door control.

In battery backup mode, the Automatic Garage Door Lock will unlock when the garage door is opened and will remain disabled until power is restored.

Plug in the garage door opener. Verify the battery status LED is flashing green (battery is charging).

Every two to three years maintenance

Use a rag to wipe away all the existing grease from the garage door opener rail. Reapply a small layer of white lithium grease to the top and underside of the rail surface where the trolley slides.

LiftMaster 8164W troubleshooting

The door won’t close and the light bulb flashes

If your garage door opener LED flashes check for both sensors. Make sure they are aligned and wired correctly.

Garage door opener beeps

Garage door opener 8164W can beep for several reasons:
The garage door opener has been activated through a device or feature such as Timer-To-Close, garage door monitor, or LiftMaster Internet Gateway.
Operating on battery power or the battery needs to be replaced.

The garage door moves only 6-8” and stops or reverses

Manually open and close the garage door. A garage door may be binding or there may be an obstruction. If the door is binding, call for a system technician.
Possible travel module failure.

Remote control won’t activate the garage door

Make sure that the lock feature isn’t activated on the door control or reprogram the remote control.

The wall-mounted control doesn’t work

Could be shorted wires or faulty door control.

The garage door opener hums for a few seconds without movement

Manually open and close the garage door. A garage door may be binding or there may be an obstruction. If the door is binding call for technical help.

Can’t connect the garage door opener on my home Wi-Fi

Make sure that myQ Serial number was entered correctly.

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