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Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever

Model: 740CHL L03 SMT

Function: Keyed Entry Lever

Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever in Lifetime Polished Brass is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 44.
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Beautifully simple, Commonwealth’s clean, curved lines combine elegance with versatility.
  • 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® Re-key technology is compatible with Kwikset (KW1) keyway
  • 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
    1-800-327-LOCK
  • 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
    745CHL L03 SMT Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever UL in Lifetime Polished Brass Keyed Entry Lever UL
    725CHL L03 Commonwealth Hall/Closet Lever UL in Lifetime Polished Brass Passage/Hall/Closet Lever UL
  • 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 Recommended by my Locksmith Was searching for this product with the Lifetime Guarantee on the Brass because my locksmith recommended it due to the fact the lever set would be exposed to the weather without a storm door for protection, PLUS the fact the Kwikset was a lock that he could key to two other locks in my house while he could not do so with other brands. Actually, the door has not been installed at this point so can not submit a photo. ALSO - like the price as almost 50% LESS than could have purchased elsewhere and the shipping time was unbelievable especially since there was no shipping charge.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the lever About a dozen years ago when we had the house built, we chose the Commonwealth levers for all doors (about 20 interior and 6 keyed-alike exterior). As time went on, I've finished out the basement and that meant another 7 interior handles, all, of course, were the Kwikset Commonwealth levers. We like the convenience of a lever when opening a door with your hands full and being able to use the same key on all of them, especially since a couple have had to be replaced due to constant use (we have a busy household) and re-keying the new locks was a breeze.
    Date published: 2016-12-03
    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 4 out of 5 by from Handy Handle This handle was a close match for handles already installed, which is why I bought it. The thing that really impressed me was the ability, with the Smart Key, to re-key the handle to my door key so I don't have to cary around an extra key. The only con is the instruction that come with the handle are not well laid out. I know how to install a handle so all really wanted to know as how to reverse the handle for my door. That instruction is buried in the install instructions, without a descriptive header.
    Date published: 2011-05-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Used Kwikset in all my homes This is the first keyed lever we have used on an exterior door. The look is great in our new home and for the first time since 1996 have experienced a failure, which is a pretty good track record. The only problem we have ever encountered is with this model. The door will no longer shut under weight of a spring closing door without turning the handle. Since this is an exterior door the inability of the door closing under its own weight was enough to deduct one star, from what is otherwise an excellent product. If I were living alone, it would not be a concern. However with 2 7 y.o. children and other members the door just remains partially open to the winter weather. With all that said, I would reccomend this product, other Kwikset knobs and deadbolts. They have always worked as expected and have been (with a few minor exceptions) very durable.
    Date published: 2016-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product plus EXCELLENT customer service. Bought this to match a new 985 double cylinder deadbolt. The finish match is identical in Antique Brass and the quality is very high. EXCELLENT customer service direct from Kwikset toll-free on Saturday to learn how to reverse the handle, which wasn't specific in the instructions. Easy install after that. Keyed alike with the 985 deadbolt. SmartKey option is great to have should I need to change keys in the future.
    Date published: 2017-02-05
    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
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  • Can this commonwealth keyed entry be installed with curve up or down? I'm having trouble matching this set for the right door, with a dummy set (inside and out) for the left door. This is for double doors/french doors. Thanks

    Asked by: Nancy1950
    Hello Nancy1950, Thank you for your interest in Kwikset products. For the smart key locking handle you may use Kwikset model # 740CHL 5 SMT. For the dummy levers you may order Kwikset Model # 788CHL 5 LH and Kwikset Model # 788CHL 5 RH. For the most up to date pricing and availability please visit your local home improvement special order counter or our Where to Buy page: http://www.kwikset.com/where-to-buy.aspx Sincerely, Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2017-02-14

    Will this lever work for a 2" door, or is there an adapter?

    Asked by: Shaw
    Hello Shaw, Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-5-SMT. You will need to purchase Kwisket thick door kit part # 81706-001. For the most up to date pricing and availability please visit your local home improvement special order counter or our Where to Buy page: http://www.kwikset.com/where-to-buy.aspx Sincerely, Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2017-02-06

    When we turn the interior lock knob to the locked position we can jiggle the outside handle and unlock the door. How do we remedy this?

    Asked by: Kellijoe
    Hello Kellijoe, Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-L03-SMT. We apologize for the inconvenience you have encountered. Kwikset covers their locks under a Limited Lifetime Warranty. For assistance in troubleshooting your lockset and warranty support please contact Kwikset Consumer Service at 1-800-327-5625. Sincerely, Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2017-01-20

    Good morning Kwikset, Just last night when I went to lock the garage/kitchen door, the rotary lock button was not turning freely; this morning the results are the same. Can this be fixed, or what are your reccomendations? Thanks, glenn

    Asked by: glennmar72
    Hello glennmar72, Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-11P-SMT. We apologize for the inconvenience you have encountered. Using a 3/32 hex wrench, tighten the set screw located on the exterior (keyed) side of the door. This will free up the turn piece. Sincerely, Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-12-21

    can this lock be used outside? and is it possible for someone to drill through the key hole and gain entrance?

    Asked by: 43frad
    Hello 43frad, Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-11P-SMT. Kwikset finishes are tested for durability in all weather conditions. Additionally, a new Kwikset product is backed by a limited lifetime warranty for the finish. Any lock brand if drilled through can gain access. Sincerely, Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-12-10

    I just purchased a Commonwealth lever that seems to only fit right side doors. The description claims that it is reversible. Please explain.

    Asked by: AndrewLorm
    Hello AndrewLorm, Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-11P-SMT. We apologize for the inconvenience you have encountered with your lock. 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. Sincerely, Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-12-05

    If I have a KWIKSET SIGNATURE SERIES KNOB already in place, can it be easily replaced with a Kwikset Lever style- commonwealth without having change antything such as having to redrill hole, change latch workings, or change the face plate position?

    Asked by: tarragon37
    Hello tarragon37, Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-5-SMT. The knobs and levers fit in the same standard prep door 2-1/8" bore hole with a 2-3/8" or 2-3/4" backset. Sincerely, Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-11-23

    i have installed the assembly, but the lock will not work from either side.

    Asked by: plf
    Hello plf, Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-11P-SMT. We apologize for the inconvenience you have encountered with your product. Using your 3/32 hex wrench tighten the set screw on the exterior side of the keyed lever. This will free the locking mechanism on the lock. Thank you, Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-10-13
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