How to repair a Mansfield toilet step 1

Please note: you can click on any image to see a larger image. This is the Mansfield toilet flush handle, it was broken when I arrived at the job, first thought, the handle is only plastic, so it broke, nothing unique about that, So I had a standard flush handle on hand, and replaced the flush handle, the replacement handle was not made for the Mansfield toilet it was just a standard flush handle. When I tried to flush the toilet with the new handle installed, I could not get it to flush, I pushed down very hard on the flush handle lever, but it would not go down and the Mansfield flush valve would not go up, I have seen this problem before.NEXT

Mansfield toilet handle