The lever to the lift bucket was stuck and I didn't want to force it so I took the screws out and took out the assemblage and lift bucket to inspect. I cleaned off the lift bucket and put it back in. Problem was, it wouldn't settle down to where it should go. Something was blocking it. Obviously, that's what was causing it to stick.
So two questions:
- What could be blocking it?
- How can I unblock it? (I already used a plastic rod that you would use to pull out hair from a drain and it felt fine.