Just purchased a new 2015 JD 244K loader (replaces the 244J) about 2 months ago. Has just under 200hrs on it.
Has been running great with no issues. Went to start the other night, and the key cycles, starter engages for about 2 seconds and stops. Turn the key back off and try again, does the same thing. Was able to jump it from my pickup and it ran for 3hrs (my initial thought was maybe the battery somehow drained). Parked after running for 3hrs, and immediately did the same thing. Was able to jump again the next morning, although more difficult than the night before. Once started, functions within the cab work (heat, wipers, turn signals, lights, etc), but the machine will not release from park and none of the hydraulic functions work.
John Deere advised us that the battery may be low. We tested with meter and found 13-14 volts and barely dropping below 12 during startup. The lights are on bright, and do not dim much while trying to turn over. Then put on trickle charger for 12hrs, no difference.
Anyone have an idea what may be going on? Can't even get this thing to move now.