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Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever

Model: 740CHL 11P SMT

Function: Keyed Entry Lever

Beautifully simple, Commonwealth’s clean, curved lines combine elegance with versatility.
Available through Special Order at a Home Improvement Retailer or through Wholesale and Distribution Partners
  • Features adjustable latch to fit all standard door preparations
  • ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 Security
  • Fully reversible Lever – Fits both right handed and left handed doors
  • Concealed screws on interior and exterior lever
  • Lifetime mechanical and finish warranty
  • Featuring SmartKey® Re-key Technology. The lock you can re-key yourself in seconds
  • SmartKey cylinders feature a stainless steel side locking bar, racks and pins for increased strength and security
  • Patented side locking bar technology offers improved security by protecting against lock bumping, an attack technique used to defeat conventional pin & tumbler locks.
  • Do not use prints made from this website to mark distances.
    Due to individual printers, dimensions on installation instructions may not print at an accurate scale.

  • Kwikset products are backed by one of the most comprehensive warranty programs available. You can feel confident that with the purchase of Kwikset you have selected the best quality product, backed by the best customer service available.

    This product comes with a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty to the original residential user of Kwikset against defects in material and workmanship as long as the original user occupies the residential premises upon which the product was originally installed. One year electronic warranty. This warranty DOES NOT COVER scratches; abrasions; deterioration due to the use of paints, solvents or other chemicals; abuse; misuse; or product(s) used in commercial applications. Upon return of a defective product to Kwikset Corporation, Kwikset may repair or replace the product or refund the purchase price. Kwikset is not liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. If a mechanical or finish defect occurs, please call 1-800-327-LOCK (5625) in the U.S. and Canada or return it to Kwikset Corporation, Consumer Services, 19701 Da Vinci, Lake Forest, CA 92610. For customers outside of the U.S. and Canada, claims under this warranty must be made only to either the place of purchase or to the listed importer.

    Consumer Services
    19701 Da Vinci
    Lake Forest, CA 92610
  • Some of our product families have available specialty functions. The specialty products listed below can be ordered through our Wholesale or Distribution Partners. Please refer to our printed catalog for complete specialty products availability.

    Model Number Description Function Name
    725CHL 11P Commonwealth Hall/Closet Lever UL in Venetian Bronze Passage/Hall/Closet Lever UL
    735CHL 11P Commonwealth Bed/Bath Lever UL in Venetian Bronze Privacy/Bed/Bath Lever UL
    745CHL 11P SMT Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever UL in Venetian Bronze Keyed Entry Lever UL
  • Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever in Venetian Bronze is rated 4.6486 out of 5 by 37.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I have 5 of this keyed Venetian Bronze lever units in my house. One each in my two garage access doors leading into the kitchen and nook, 1 each of my 2 attic storage spaces and a fifth on my breakfast nook door leading out to the backyard.The door leading to the backyard door lock stopped working only under 2 years from my brand new home. The lock lever starts to turn very hard with some weird grinding noise can be heard. At first it would still lock at a quarter turn until it altogether stopped working and the locking switch from the inside of the door would not turn anymore. I have tried using WD40 and other lube to no avail. I can't lock the door leading to my backyard. Luckily I have a secondary deadbolt, also Kwikset. I am reluctant to replace it with another brand for aesthetics reason as all locks and door handles in my hope are on the same bronze lever type theme. Most importantly because my heavy duty main door lock and deadbolt along with the 5 other locking lever doork handles are mastered into a single type of key. I took it to my locksmith and I was told that it is beyond repair and it needs an entire barrel assembly.I am so disappointed considering all my door knobs from main door, deadbolts, closet handles, bathroom doors, passage doors, media room, office, attic storage doors - all 37 of them are Kwikset lever type venetian broonze handles. Oh, by the way, I had to replace one of my dummy lever handle in my media room after only 6 months of use. My media room is not even a high traffic area facility. .
    Date published: 2016-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT IMPROVEMENT I had knob type door hardware on my 3 entrance doors to my condo. I replaced all 3 with the handle type.. The replacement was simple (I did all 3 in about an hour) the action of the handle was much improved and felt much more solid plus the opening and closing was greatly improved. Dale Starks
    Date published: 2016-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great looking!! bought these for the whole house!! after looking at lowes and home depot and did not like anything went to kwiksets website and founds these and are very happy with the look feel and warranty. the smart key is very easy and a plus
    Date published: 2015-04-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality We have these in our whole house. Great products with a great warranty. If one has failed, another is sent promptly to replace it. We are very satisfied.
    Date published: 2015-04-17
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great Bought this model about 2 years ago. Unit is good looking but within 3 months the set screw holding exterior handle on would back out every 3-4 weeks, even after tightening HARD. Finish wore off badly after 1 year too. Kwikset replaced under warranty, no questions. Replacement unit set screw holds fine but finish is wearing badly. Not impressed.
    Date published: 2015-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service I built my house in 1998 and installed all Kwikset Commonwealth locks. I live on the Texas coast which is a harsh environment and, after about 5 years the finish on my locks started deteriorating. I knew the locks had a lifetime finish guarantee, but I waited another 12 years before contacting Kwikset customer service in 2015. I provided photos of the deteriorated locks and Kwikset sent me replacement locks with no hassle. This consisted of 7 double-keyed deadbolts, 7 keyed lever sets and 1 handleset for my front door. I had several small problems with the order, but Kwikset promptly handled these problems also.You can't beat that...........................
    Date published: 2015-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made. Supported excellently. I live at 9000 feet altitude, in the Colorado Rockies where the sun is intense. The function of these exterior handsets has been excellent. The finish stood up for about 15 years on the door handle that is in direct sunlight for most of the day. Once it started to show signs of deterioration, Kwikset replaced it quickly and happily. I am very impressed with the ease of the replacement and the Smart Key function.
    Date published: 2016-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the handle and finish Purchased these for all of our exterior doors. Love that you can flip the handle when you have your hands full, instead of trying to turn a knob. Also love the feature of being able to change the key without having to take them to a locksmith. Will continue to purchase Kwikset from now on.
    Date published: 2016-04-17
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  • How to reverse lever?

    Asked by: Richard P
    Hello Richard P,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-3-SMT. To reverse the levers, first mount the unit and then loosen the set screws on the levers, then swap the inside handle and outside handle and retighten the set screws.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-04-26

    Can this be installed with the exterior handle to the left and the interior handle to the right? How? 

    Asked by: Arthur Harrison
    Hello Arthur Harrison,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-3-SMT. Kwikset Model # 740CHL-3-SMT is reversible to accommodate the door handing. To reverse the levers, first mount the unit and then loosen the set screws on the levers, then swap the inside handle and outside handle and retighten the set screws.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2016-02-02

    Is this lock compatible with the "740 Keyed Lever w/6-way latch 23664/01 CP"? I have a broken lever entry handle whose original instructions show this description. It is 10 years old and uses a kwikset key with a numeral "6" on the key. Thanks.

    Asked by: jeff2013
    Hello jeff2013,We are sorry to hear about the issue you are experiencing. The latches of the two units are not interchangeable. Please contact Kwikset Consumer Service at 1-800-327-5625 for troubleshooting and possible qualifying warranty support. We look forward to hearing from you soon.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Marie M
    Date published: 2016-01-22

    Do all Commonwealth levers handle exterior installation well (re: wear on their finish)? For this lever, can the interior turn piece be used to lock the door when leaving? e.g. Turn it before leaving, close the door & it locks without the key?

    Asked by: Steph5
    Hello Steph5,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-11P-SMT. This lock has a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty. When leaving the interior thumb turn can be locked and the door will remain locked when the door is closed from the exterior.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2016-01-22

    Does this include the interior handle as well?

    Asked by: Greg22
    Hello Greg22,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model 740CHL-514-SMT. This model includes the interior and exterior levers along with the mounting hardware needed to install the unit on the door.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team.
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2016-01-04

    Do these come left and right specific? I need 2 of each 

    Asked by: stephen99
    Hello stephen99,Kwikset Model # 720CHL 15 SMT is reversible to accommodate the left or right door handing. To reverse the levers, first mount the unit and then loosen the set screws on the levers, then swap the inside handle and outside handle and retighten the set screws.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Marie M
    Date published: 2015-12-15

    I currently have multiple Kwikset locks all keyed alike. I want to replace one with lever type. Will "smart key" allow me to key the new lock to the existing key for all my other locks?

    Asked by: StevieT
    Hello StevieT,Kwikset's SmartKey re-key technology provides you the flexibility to re-key your own locks quickly and easily without removing them from your door. If your house keys are Kwikset compatible (KW1 or KW10) keys then you can use the SmartKey technology to rekey them. SmartKey products can be re-keyed at the consumer level by following the re-keying instructions, but is not compatible with other brands.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-12-11

    I have double front entry doors.  I would like the 740 CHL LO3 SMT keyed entry lever for the left entry door, which also has a deadbolt.  Can I get a matching lever for the right entry door, such as the 720 CHL LO3, which is non-functional but decorative?

    Asked by: Stan A
    Hello Stan A,For the most up to date pricing and availability please visit your local home improvement special order counter or our Where to Buy page: you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-10-19
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