Photoshop: Why doesn't painting with black work correctly on my mask?

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Please Help! Photoshop hates me today for some reason.... I was working with an image for work and put a layer mask on it. The layer mask will let me subtract from the image but when I hit 'x' to switch to addition, it will not let me add back to the image... is there a setting somewhere that I messed up!?
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I posted the answer to our Facebook wall:

Try resetting the brush tool. You probably have a blendmode (like Lighten) applied to the brush. Try resetting the tool settings:

It answered the question correctly.