My dryer vent is on the opposite side from the wall outlet and the vent hose kinks. Would it be okay to run a length of PVC pipe with elbows?
Do not use PVC or any other material as a dryer vent except metal dryer vent hoses or ducts. This substitution would be especially dangerous because other materials will not stand up to high heat in the same way a metal dryer hose will. There are dryer hoses available in all shapes as well as dryer ducts that can make those tight turns you describe. Find the right venting system for your house and you will see that the dryer will work the best.