LiftMaster 8160

Contractor Series

LiftMaster 8160

Note: Discontinued by the manufacturer – see replacement: LiftMaster 8160W


  • Drive System: Chain Drive
  • Horse Power: 800 Newtons which equivalent to 3/4 HP
  • Connectivity: MyQ Technology, HomeLink
  • Lighting System: 1 Lights (100 Watts Max) with Adjustable Light Time Delay
  • Voltage: 120V 60 Hz


LiftMaster 8160 Garage Door Opener combines durability, reliability and meets all UL325 standards. With the DC, P3 motors proven technology it’s engineered for performance and designed to reduce noises while raising and lowering your garage door. For energy efficiency the LiftMaster 8160 Garage Door Opener enters sleep mode while the garage door is fully closed, therefore, it consume up to 75% less power in standby mode. Big sprocket assembly combined with seamless welding Chain Drive Rail allowing the LiftMaster 8160 Garage Door Opener to deliver powerful and ultra-quiet performance. Built in HomeLink Wireless System compatible with LiftMaster 8160 Garage Door Opener Security+ 2.0 System allows you to safely control your garage door from within your vehicle. With MyQ Technology, LiftMaster 8160 provides you easy smartphone access and the confidence to know what’s going on at your home by monitoring and controlling your Garage Door and home lighting from just about anywhere.

 Safety and security

LiftMaster 8160 Chain Drive Garage Door Opener safeguard your household with the unique Security+ 2.0 system – with a compatible remote control, every click will send a new code to the Garage Door Opener, so the door opens only for you. Motion Detector activates the Garage Door Opener’s lights as soon as you enter the garage. Alert-2-Close Warning System provides audible and visual warnings when your garage door is about to close when using the Wi Fi/MyQ Technology. Lock down PosiLock® system secure your garage door against forced opening and ensures that the door remains securely locked when closed. With advanced sensing technology, LiftMaster 8160 Garage Door Opener prevent the door from closing if anything, an object or a person interrupts the safety system that crosses the garage door opening.

 Included Accessories

  • Motion-Detecting Garage Door Control Panel (882LM)
  • Garage Door Opener 3-Button LiftMaster Remote Control (x1), Compatible with LiftMaster Security+ 2.0 System (893LM)
  • Safety Sensors/Protector System (41A5034)
  • Seamless Welding 7-Foot Chin-Drive T-Rail (G1707) (Longer Versions also Available)


Warning: Carrying out a garage door repair/installation can be dangerous if not preformed according to the local and national standards and verified by a professional.

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LiftMaster 8160
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by John Wright on LiftMaster 8160
Location: Olympia, WA

The adjustable speed drive keeps tripping my 20 amp GFCI circuits. I have tried the opener on two circuits, had an electrician check the circuits and still they trip when the door opener activates. On a non GFCI circuit no issues. Problem the outlets in the garage, by code, must be GFCI. I can't believe no one else has had this issue but according to the telephone help they have not.

Response from Champion:
Hello John, please contact technical support at (800) 528-5880